Sunrisers Hyderabad thumped Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets Tuesday to storm into the playoffs of the Indian Premier League. However, while the victory ensured the Hyderabad team got a spot in the playoffs, it also knocked Kolkata Knight Riders out of the tournament. As a result, there were plenty of reactions about the Kolkata team’s ouster from the tournament.
Mumbai Indians weren’t playing a full strength team and rested Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Hardik Pandya ahead of the Qualifier on Thursday. However, with a victory needed to qualify, Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha ensured the team chased down a total of 150 at a canter without losing a single wicket.
People initially reacted with celebrations about Hyderabad’s victory, pointing out they’d pulled off similar escape acts in earlier editions of the IPL.
— AlluKranthi~MsD™ (@Kranthi3366) November 4, 2020
SRH after qualifying for the Play Offs pic.twitter.com/Hdg06aG45r
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) November 3, 2020
2020 ✔️ pic.twitter.com/nJueojvEF8
— SSMB || SRH 🧡 (@urstrulyTK) November 3, 2020
Srh after crashing the dreams of KKR and going to playoffs be like…😎😎 pic.twitter.com/bkP4TkHr6O
— Sidharthyadav (@Sidhart92332412) November 4, 2020
There were also plenty of reactions on how Kolkata Knight Riders must be feeling after not making the playoffs:
— ∆NTI (@DivyanshuMadhe) November 3, 2020
— Himanshu Rijhwani (@rijhwani_h) November 3, 2020
KKR after mi lost pic.twitter.com/5S1VOzZlHA
— Saurabh Mishra (@saurcastic_14) November 3, 2020
— SRK’s Comrade (@iamsrk_nk_) November 3, 2020
KKR when SRH are taking wickets after wickets: pic.twitter.com/gneQlBpkqv
— रघु (@rabish308) November 3, 2020
— Satyanarayan Pati #RCB❤️ (@ambitious_satya) November 3, 2020
#MIvSRH After Giving Rest To hardik, Bumrah And Boult
Meanwhile KKR fans* pic.twitter.com/ryrcP879va
— Vikas kumar (@im_vikas21) November 4, 2020
— घा स ले ट (@GhasIate) November 3, 2020
RCB, SRH & MI to KKR : pic.twitter.com/j5QmaXF1bT
— Pᴀᴛʜᴇʏ ☕ (@paa_they) November 3, 2020
The David Warner-led side moved to third position in the team standings and will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first eliminator.
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