The five-time champions Mumbai Indians take on Lucknow Super Giants in an IPL 2023 Eliminator in Chennai on Wednesday. The winner of the match will face the defending champions Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2 for a place in the final. The Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni have already sealed a place in the title clash. A lot was expected of IM captain Rohit Sharma in the Eliminator. However, Rohit went down by just 11 in the fourth to LSG pacemaker Naveen-ul-Haq. Against a long pass, Rohit tried to get over the extra cover, but ended up getting caught by Ayush Badoni. After picking the big wicket, Naveen, who got into an altercation with Virat Kohli in a previous match, does a silent celebration.
Naveen gets the big ground from Rohit Sharma in the #TATAIPL #Eliminator #LSGvMI #IPLonJioCinema #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/vFl43ZPSuW
—JioCinema (@JioCinema) May 24, 2023
The celebration had Twitter word of mouth.
Rohit fans rode Naveen day and night just to see this pic.twitter.com/LENqPtOdqv
— A (@_shortarmjab_) May 24, 2023
Rohit Sharma in IPL Knockouts
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Virat Kohli and his fans own Naveen ul Haq. While Naveen ul Haq owns Rohit Sharma and the fans of him.#MIvsLSG pic.twitter.com/4rp20HAxBk
— Aarav (@sigma__male_) May 24, 2023
MI fans were literally rooting for Naveen Ul Haq only to witness his idol Rohit Sharma owning him with such a celebration. pic.twitter.com/16WYkwQ69i
—feryy (@ffspari) May 24, 2023
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and opted to bat against Lucknow Super Giants in the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) knockout game on Wednesday. LSG finished third in the IPL points table, while MI bypassed the playoffs when they qualified after RCB lost their match in the last game of the League stage.
The team that wins the match will play Gujarat Titans in the second qualifier to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.
MI captain Rohit Sharma said after the toss: “We’re going to bat first. Typical Chennai wicket, looks good at the moment, I don’t know how much wear and tear will happen. In Mumbai, we want to chase, this ground here with a cap longer, better put a score. The guys are upbeat about it, we’ve qualified and we’re here. There have been ups and downs, but we’ve learned a lot and learned what we can do as a team. We’re ready for this game. We’ve got a change , Kartikeya is out, Shokeen is in.”
LSG skipper Krunal Pandya also said: “It’s been an up-and-down season, but we’ve fought and we’ve never given up. We have match-winners, it’s a team effort on our part, and that’s a very good sign. We have covered all the bases, we just need to execute our skills. We would have batted first too, but now we have to play good cricket.”
With ANI inputs
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