Mumbai Indians drop "IPL championships" dynamite, forcing Punjab Kings to remove harsh Rohit Sharma excavate
The Mumbai Indians defeated the Punjab Kings by six wickets on Wednesday night in Mohali to earn their fifth victory of the 2023 Indian Premier League. Ishan Kishan (75) and Suryakumar Yadav (66) put on a magnificent batting display to help the Mumbai Indians secure a crucial victory with seven deliveries remaining in what was a run-fest at the PCA Stadium.
Though their captain Rohit Sharma continued to have trouble with his form, MI had a poor start to their run-chase as he was out for a duck in the first over of the game. The visitors were immediately placed on the back foot after being dismissed by MI great Rishi Dhawan early in the innings. Following the dismissal, Punjab Kings' official Twitter account issued a fairly scathing message.
The PBKS jokingly put "R0" in a now-deleted tweet to poke fun at Rohit for being out after a three-ball duck. The MI captain is affectionately known as "R0." As supporters of Rohit Sharma and the MI criticised the PBKS in response to the tweet, the Mumbai Indians' official Twitter account soon became aware of it as well.
Then, the MI responded, appearing to force the PBKS to remove their tweet. Five-time champions Mumbai then sent a harsh reminder to the Kings, making fun of their empty trophy case thus far. The Punjab Kings are one of only three IPL teams out of the original eight that haven't already won the championship. While Rohit led MI to five championships, the star Indian batter also took home the trophy in 2009 while playing for the Deccan Chargers.
Mumbai Indians moved up to sixth place in the standings with their victory over PBKS, giving them 10 points overall. Currently, four teams, including Punjab Kings (7th), are tied for the most points, with Rajasthan Royals (4th) and Royal Challengers Bangalore each having 10. (5th). On May 6, the MI will play the Chennai Super Kings in their return to competition.