Mumbai Indians made it look ridiculously easy when they chased down a 199-run target in just 15.3 overs. But instead of Nitish Rana (62 in 34 balls) or Jos Buttler (77 in 37 balls), Twitterati decided to thank Kings XI Punjab bowler Ishant Sharma instead.
His figures of 0/58 in 4 overs were truly terrible and erased his teammate Hashim Amla's brilliant century in the 1st innings (104* off 60b).
What's more, Ishant's figures were as bad as Lasith Malinga's - who also finished with 0/58 in 4 overs!
Easy bait for Twitter then...
Ishant Sharma's bowling figures. pic.twitter.com/LbfChemojK— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) April 20, 2017
Tough competition between Ishant Sharma and Malinga for Orange cap.#IPL2017— Ratish Pillai (@ratishrpillai) April 21, 2017
Mumbai Indians Win By 8 Wickets.Man Of The Match- Sir Ishant Sharma For Reverse Swinging The Whole Match. 🙏🙏🙏#KXIPvMI #MIvKXIP #IPL pic.twitter.com/NIckGojRLH— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) April 20, 2017
There was some praise for Mumbai Indians as well - and for the real Orange Cap holder Nitish Rana...
Mumbai Indians:2014: Chased 190 in 14.4 Overs2017: Chased 199 in 15.3 Overs— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) April 20, 2017
The best thing about this year for @mipaltan is that different people are winning games for them. It is a very good sign— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 20, 2017
Mumbai Indians have made this match like a EA Sports game. 😂😂— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) April 20, 2017
And bonus tweet - when Sunrisers Hyderabad's account credited butter for the win...
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