Hotstar, the official application for streaming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, has committed a blunder by showing the advertisement of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) playing in final. The video has been doing rounds on social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook. While CSK have qualified for the final with a dramatic win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, KKR are fighting Rajasthan Royals (RR) for a spot in the qualifier against SRH.
Here’s the video of the advertisement streamed on Hotstar —
Hotstar already playing ads of #CSKvsKKR final. pic.twitter.com/KKCcw3D9DG
— SADDY (@king_sadashiva) May 22, 2018
The video left Twitterati puzzled as a few alleged that the berth of final has been fixed already —
— (@Srinaga16) May 22, 2018
@vicky4861 perfect script work is gng on
— AnilPradhan (@AnilPradhanPK) May 22, 2018
Fixers are always fixers
What they hell can’t believe
— Poojashri (@Poojashri12) May 22, 2018
— MURALI pulapa (@murali_pulapa) May 22, 2018
How u are knowing That Damnn upcoming match results???How Bro..??
— Ramsai (@Ramsaee22) May 22, 2018
Even hotstar knew
— (@ShiftedtoMars) May 22, 2018
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The final will be played on May 27 at Wankhede Stadium. The team which wins the eliminator will take on SRH who have been potent throughout the season.
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Earlier, Hotstar witnessed record-breaking 8.2 million viewers (82 lakhs) streaming the CSK vs SRH qualifier match on May 22. The game got right down to the wire as Faf du Plessis revived the run-chase with the help of Shardul Thakur after a major batting collapse. du Plessis finished off the match with a six, sealing CSK’s berth in final after Thakur’s cameo.