The Mumbai Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is currently in the headlines of social media for his recent statement ahead of the eliminator match against Gujarat Titans. In his statement, Rohit praised the youngsters, Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadhera for their stint with the five-time champions Mumbai Indians.
“Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadhera’s story will be similar to Hardik, Krunal, and Bumrah’s story. People will say this is a team of superstars,” said Rohit Sharma to Jio Cinema.
Subsequently, the cricket fans also came up with a lot of reactions and they trolled the ex-MI all-rounder and current Gujarat Titans’ captain, Hardik Pandya. Fans came up with some funny reactions and responses for Pandya on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
Here’s how fans reacted:
— Soja Biden (@sojabiden) May 24, 2023
Pandaya bumrah ko tight slap mara Rohit Sharma ne.
— Batman (@iamBatman007i) May 24, 2023
We don't buy Superstars, we make them. There is lot of hard work behind that
— Eyahia Najir🇮🇳 (@ImEyahi45) May 24, 2023
True bcoz this is champion team and they believe in making champions not just buying big names.. the core process is strong
— Nitin jain(Sachinsuperfan) (@NitinSachinist) May 24, 2023
— Retwweets pettandi (@jayasim95490543) May 24, 2023
Well said Sharma ji 👌👌
— Ro45 (@Sharma_ro45) May 24, 2023
Destroyed Pandya and haters in a single video😂 pic.twitter.com/63L5PHlQpC
— Kumar Amit (@amit71444) May 24, 2023
Nice reply to over confident Hardik Pandya
— Cricketing Views (@CricketingV) May 24, 2023
— Batman (@batman780697) May 24, 2023
Rohit's tight slap to egoistic landya 🤣
— Anirban lahiri (@Anirban1824) May 24, 2023
great reply to chapri pandya
— Harsh Srivastava (@HarshSr31197240) May 24, 2023
Notably, Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans played the first qualifier against Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Bengaluru on the 23rd of May from 7.30 PM. CSK defeated GT by a margin of 15 runs in the first qualifier and became the first team to secure their berth in the final of the 16th edition of the tournament.
Now, Gujarat Titans will take on the losing side of the eliminator match of the tournament. The eliminator of the IPL 2023 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants. The eliminator of the tournament will also be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai today on the 24th of May from 7.30 PM.
The second qualifier of the current edition of the Indian Premier League will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on the 26th of May and the 28th of May.
Speaking of the four teams in the playoffs, three of these have won the IPL title except Lucknow Super Giants. Mumbai Indians have won the title five times whereas GT and CSK have won the titles for 1 and 4 times respectively.