Mumbai Indians kick-started their title defence with a defeat over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 14th edition of the IPL. The defending champions managed to keep the game alive by the thinnest of thread in the fag end of the overs.
However, RCB had other ideas in mind as they somehow found a way to crack the code. Harshal Patel hit the winning run for the side when they required just 1 off the last ball. The game was an absolute nail-biter.
RCB clinched the thriller by 2 wickets to begin their campaign with a win at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Harshal Patel was the pick of the bowlers for RCB as he accounted for 5 dismissals to his name.
Harshal Patel conceded 27 runs in his quota of 4 overs. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians would get back to the drawing board to sort out their woes. They will look to make a good comeback in the next game.
Krunal calls Chris Lynn as Johnny Sins
Meanwhile, Australian international Chris Lynn made the headlines once again after being compared to Johnny Sins. Chris Lynn and American adult film actor shares one thing in common and which is ‘bald head’.
Yes, it’s right. Both of them have bald heads. Mumbai Indians’ batting all-rounder Krunal Pandya brought this topic on Twitter. Krunal Pandya compared Chris Lynn to Johnny Sins while wishing him on his 31st birthday.
Mumbai Indians took to their official Twitter handle to post the video clip and shared it with fans and followers. Meanwhile, the elderly Pandya can be heard saying from behind, “Happy birthday to our very own Jonny.”
Apart from Krunal Pandya, other MI cricketers were also heard saying “Johnny” during the cake-cutting party. Meanwhile, Chris Lynn hilariously confessed that he prefers ‘Johnny Sins’ to former WWE wrestler ‘Stone Cold Steve Austin’ as his look-a-like.
Talking about Lynn’s performance in the tournament opener, he got a chance to play the game. Unfortunately, the Brisbane-born was involved in a run-out of his captain Rohit Sharma. Lynn would hope that his first game is not his last game.
“It’s not ideal, running out your captain in the first game. The first game could be my last, who knows (laughs)? But it was a spur-of-the-moment thing, happens in the game,” said Lynn after his team lost the inaugural match against RCB on Friday.
The right-handed batsman Lynn broke into the playing XI in place of South Africa captain Quinton de Kock. The wicketkeeper-batsman is serving the compulsory 7-day quarantine period after landing in India.
MI take on KKR
The defending champions will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the next game. The match will kick off in Chennai on April 13, Tuesday. Earlier, KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs to win their opening game.