The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) started with thrilling clashes, the return of MS Dhoni, and now fans even got to witness KL Rahul pulling off a Thala as the Kings XI Punjab abused a fielder on field during their clash against Delhi Capitals at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
In what was a contest between two teams who have never won the trophy, it ended with Delhi Capitals snatching the victory from Kings XI Punjab in the super-overs.
While thrilling performances from Mayank Agarwal, Kagiso Rabada and Marcus Stoinis stole the show, it was KL Rahul's abuse in Kannada language that went viral.
‘Mundhe baaro lo**a’, Rahul was heard saying to a fielder. It means 'move along quickly', and you can guess what the last word means.
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It reminds us of Dhoni, who is known for being captain cool, abused Manish Pandey during a T20 match between India and South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion in 2018.
"Oye bh****ke, idhar dekh le," Dhoni said, which later went on to become a huge meme sensation.
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Coming back to the match, it was the brilliant all-round effort from Marcus Stoinis along with sharp bowling from Kagiso Rabada that helped Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab in the super-overs.
Both sides ended their respective 20 overs on 157/8 after which KXIP managed to score just two runs batting first in the Super Over.
DC took three balls to go past that total and get off to a winning start in the season. It was star bowler Mohammed Shami who had to defend the target run of 3. Unfortunately, the bowler who did not bowl a single wayward delivery the entire match, gave away an extra in the super-over.