It was the El Classico of the Indian Premier League (IPL) when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) locked horns with each other at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Rohit Sharma and his men got eliminated from the playoffs qualification race, but they managed to pull off a win in front of the home crowd. CSK had to register a win to keep their chances alive as they are not completely out of the race, but they failed to do so.
The result caught everyone’s attention, including former India stars Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, both of whom were enjoying an indoor football match. Yuvraj in an Instagram story shot a video of himself and Raina sitting beside each other to each other and trolled his former India team-mate over CSK’s performance.
In the video, Yuvraj Singh was seen asking Suresh Raina, “Raina. Aapki team aaj 97 pe all out ho gayi hai. Kya kehna chahenge aap?” (Your team got bowled out for 97 tonight. What do you have to say?) In response, Raina came up with a gem of a reply: “Main nahi thha uss match mein” (I wasn’t part of the match).
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Suresh Raina was the backbone of CSK and has been part of the franchise’s success over the years. From the very beginning in 2008, Raina remained a part of CSK – barring 2016 and 2017 – until last season. Raina, or ‘Mr. IPL’ as he is fondly called by fans, missed the IPL 2022 due to personal reasons, and although he returned to play the following year, scoring just 160 runs from 12 matches.
It was a low-scoring encounter between MI and CSK at Wankhede on Thursday. MI won the toss and chose to field first and the decision by Rohit Sharma worked for the team CSK was struggling at 17/4. MS Dhoni remained unbeaten and scored 36 runs however he ran out of partners as the Men in Yellow were bowled out for just 97 runs.
During MI’s chase, CSK pacers Simarjeet Singh and Mukesh Choudhary scalped four wickets in the powerplay, but Tilka Varma stayed unbeaten on 34 off 32 balls and along with Hrithik Shokeen and Tim David (16* off 7) steered the team to victory.