SRH fans thank MI by posting memes after playoffs qualification
Mumbai Indians possess a better winning record against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. They might have lost to KKR in the first leg but they avenged the defeat at Wankhede Stadium and thus erasing KKR’s title hopes this season by a nine-wicket win on Sunday.
With the victory, Mumbai Indians indirectly helped SunRisers Hyderabad qualify for the IPL 2019 playoffs. With just 6 wins in 14 matches, SRH managed came fourth. It wouldn’t have been possible without better net run-rate of 0.577. Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab, despite having 12 points as SRH, finished fifth and sixth respectively. This is where NRR comes handy.
When SRH announced on official Twitter handle that they made it to the playoffs, fans not only expressed gratitude and wishes to Kane Williamson and his team but also to Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians as well.
Majority of SRH fans were pleased with Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who stole the show by taking three wickets to help the Blues restrict KKR to a paltry 133 for 7 wickets.
The two bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya picked 2 wickets apiece after Mumbai Indians opted to bowl in their last league stage match, despite already been qualified for the playoffs. Mumbai Indians finish the league stage by topping the table.
Some fans even congratulated the players with a little bit of sarcasm and also took a dig at KKR batsman Robin Uthappa for scoring a 47-ball 40 when the team needed to fire more runs on the board.
They might have one of the vulnerable middle-orders but they possess a healthy net run-rate. Credit goes to David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.
Before leaving IPL season on a high for the pre-World Cup training camps, Bairstow and Warner gave SRH a massive entertainment package in most of their matches.
SRH main man David Warner thoroughly entertained the fans at the best scene as he managed to finish as leading run-scorer in the league stage with 692 runs in 12 matches and Jonny Bairstow was second-best in the team as he scored 445 runs in 10 matches.
SRH fans took time to thank even the Australian-English opening pair after the team earned a playoffs berth by depending on other team’s results.
The Sunrisers will lock horns with Delhi Capitals in the Eliminator game at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. The winner of this match will take on either Mumbai Indians or Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2 match on Friday.
Check out the hilarious memes
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 5, 2019
— Team Mahesh Babu (@Prudhvi34510373) May 5, 2019
— Gupta p (@Guptamb24) May 5, 2019
— Shwetha (@shwetha0811) May 5, 2019
Fbb stylish player and Game Changer of the match award goes to "Robbie uthappa" pic.twitter.com/CBPYmP8Wgs
— madhav Simma (@madhavasimma) May 5, 2019
— ⓚⓐⓥⓘ🌟🇮🇳 (@kavi_yellove) May 5, 2019
— #OrangeArmy (@DavinciBodhi) May 5, 2019
First time in the IPL history that Team qualifies for playoffs with just 12 points. Kudos David Warner. You were amazing. Congrats SRH. Now let's do it 💪👍 #OrangeArmy
— Tony stark Iron-man (@DrAruru20) May 5, 2019
Thanks to warner and jonny bro for healthy NRR
— sunny seol (@sunnyseol1994) May 5, 2019