Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals locked horns with Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians in their second game of the season. The venue for the high voltage encounter was the DY Patil stadium, Navi Mumbai. Unlike other games, It was an afternoon game which began at 3:30 PM. In this match Twitter reacts to Ravi Ashwin’s Violent Celebration.
Rohit Sharma elected to bowl after winning the toss.
MI playing 11 : Rohit Sharma(C), Ishan Kishan(wk), Anmolpreet Singh, N Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, M Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
RR playing 11 : Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (capt & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna
Rajasthan scored 193 runs while batting first, Jos Buttler, The opening batsman scored the first century of this edition of the league. The Caribbean batsman, Shimron Hetmyer scored 35 runs off just 14 deliveries.
In return, The Mumbai Indians bundled out for 170 runs. Ishan Kishan and Tilak Varma scored 54 and 61 runs respectively. Other than that, It was a flop show from MI’s batting unit.
The Sanju Samson-led team comprehensively registered the victory by 23 runs.
Ravi Ashwin vs Tilak Varma :
Tilak Varma, The No.4 batsman of the Mumbai Indians, Played an exceptional stroke to Ravi Ashwin on the first delivery of the 15th over. He played a reverse hit that straightaway crossed the boundary line.R
avi Ashwin looked completely stunned with the quality of shot that Varma played. No one could imagine that the ball will go all the way for a maximum.
On the very next ball, The off-spinner bowled a flighted delivery with much more turn. The right-hander was completely beaten by the pace of the delivery as he ended up committing very early. The ball went on to hit the top of the off stump.
Ashwin’s Fierce Send off to Tilak Verma 😦😦 pic.twitter.com/P2awA0TaOB
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The off-spinner was very expressive with his celebration as he looked at Varma while celebrating. The celebration of Ashwin reflected the frustration of getting hit by Varma on good balls.
Twitter reacts to Ravi Ashwin’s Violent Celebration
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