Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by a single run in a gripping IPL final on Sunday to claim their third title.
Pune captain Steve Smith hit a crucial 51 that seemed to put Pune on course for victory in the chase for Mumbai’s 129-8 in Hyderabad. But he was then one of two wickets to fall in straight balls to Smith’s compatriot Mitchell Johnson in the final over and Pune ended on 128-6.
Pune’s defeat in the final became an occasion for MS Dhoni’s fans to troll Harsh Goenka – brother of RPS owner Sanjiv Goenka – on Twitter. Harsh had earlier taken multiple digs at Dhoni during the course of 2017 IPL for his poor form with the bat.
When Smith led Pune to victory against Mumbai early in their campaign, the businessman tweeted that the Australian had completely overshadowed the former Indian skipper.
Dhoni fans proved that what goes around comes around.
Great thing about #RPS – a new hero every game -Tripathi, Stokes, Smith, Tahir. Peaking at the right time.— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) May 3, 2017
The fans of the former India skipper have proven that they don’t forgive anyone easily.
(With AFP inputs)
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