'Sweet season of mangoes': Mumbai Indians players take cheeky dig at Naveen-ul-Haq, imitate his viral celebration

'Sweet season of mangoes': Mumbai Indians players take cheeky dig at Naveen-ul-Haq, imitate his viral celebration

Following MI's triumph over LSG in the Eliminator, three Mumbai Indians players - Kumar Kartikeya, Vishnu Vinod, and Sandeep Warrier - gathered around the dining table and captured a photograph with mangoes as a cheeky reference.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, May 25, 2023, 11:40 AM IST
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After Mumbai Indians emerged victorious over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the IPL 2023 Eliminator, players Sandeep Warrier, Kumar Kartikeya, and Vishnu Vinod subtly taunted LSG pacer Naveen-ul-Haq. In a previous encounter during the league stage of IPL 2023, Naveen-ul-Haq engaged in a heated exchange with Virat Kohli, the star player of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Following the RCB-LSG match, Naveen took to Instagram and shared stories about mangoes whenever the Bangalore-based franchise had a poor performance in their matches.

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Mango wars continue

To add to the jest, Naveen even uploaded a meme video on Instagram, expressing amusement after RCB's elimination from the tournament.

Following MI's triumph over LSG in the Eliminator, three Mumbai Indians players - Kumar Kartikeya, Vishnu Vinod, and Sandeep Warrier - gathered around the dining table and captured a photograph with mangoes as a cheeky reference.

Both Sandeep and Vishnu shared the photo on their respective Instagram profiles. The posts have since been deleted.

Naveen-ul-Haq stands out as lone performer

Despite Lucknow Super Giants suffering a comprehensive defeat of 81 runs against the Mumbai Indians, Naveen-ul-Haq's performance stood out as a shining beacon for his team. The Afghan pacer showcased his skills and delivered his best-ever performance in the IPL during the match. With an impressive spell of 4/38, Naveen claimed the crucial wickets of renowned batsmen Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, and Cameron Green.

In the first innings, the Mumbai Indians seemed poised to achieve a formidable total of over 200 runs. However, Naveen's exceptional four-wicket haul restricted their progress and limited them to a score of 182/8. Despite this, Lucknow Super Giants faltered in their pursuit and were ultimately dismissed for a mere 101 runs, resulting in a significant defeat by a margin of 81 runs.

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