Due to poor display of batting, Mumbai Indians could only managed to score just 129 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the final of the Indian Premier League against Rising Pune Supergiant at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on May 21. Undoubtedly this was the worst ever performance by the Mumbai Indians in the finals. Rohit Sharma-led side have reached the IPL final on three earlier occasions in 2010, 2013 and in the year 2015.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and he elected to bat first the final clash of the season. Mumbai Indian were off to poor start as they lost 2 of their openers inside 3 overs. Ambati Rayudu and skipper Rohit Sharma tried to stable the Mumbai innings, but they failed too. Mumbai kept losing wickets at regular intervals and they could only manage to score on the board.
For Mumbai, Krunal Pandya top scored with 47 runs off 38 balls followed by Rohit Sharma’s 24 off 22 balls. Krunal ‘s innings was laced with 3 fours and two sixes
For Pune, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa and Daniel Christan were the pick of bowlers for picking two wickets each.
Meanwhile, social media site Twitter flooded with jokes and hilarious comments on Mumbai’s poor in the finals.
Here are some of the reactions:
Mumbai Indians players playing like..they have been told they would get Sooryavansham DVD as IPL cup if they win this #IPLfinal #RPSvMI
— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) May 21, 2017
May be MI is trying to got OUT early so that Sachin can use the spare time to promote his movie. What is tribute to Sachin by MI#IPLfinal
— Chicken Biryanii (@ChickenBiryanii) May 21, 2017
‘Mumbai Indians’ scorecard looks as cheaper as Jio data plans. Nice promotional strategy. #IPLfinal #RPSvMI
— Virender Sehwag (@VirenderSehweg) May 21, 2017
MI fans waiting for 6&4#RPSvMI #IPLfinal pic.twitter.com/NgR3YhWeAQ
— Juggler #RPS (@hathayogi_) May 21, 2017
Mumbai Indians batsmen in this #IPLfinal pic.twitter.com/iPmQgGqrN3
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) May 21, 2017
Meanwhile, RPS need 130 runs to lift the IPL 2017 trophy.