The 1st inning is over in the match number 27 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Punjab Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Batting first, both RCB openers Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli played tremendously towards the start of the inning. The duo scored 91 runs in the first 10 overs.
However, after that, things went downhill. While RCB didn’t lose wicket, but it was getting tougher and tougher to hit the ball. Eventually RCB’s first wicket fell at the 17th over with 137 runs on the board. Maxwell departed the next ball while Du Plessis also was dismissed soon after. Dinesh Karthik was RCB’s last and 4th wicket in the inning as they posted only 174 runs on the board.
Meanwhile the fans were quite frustrated with the team’s tactics. Fans were particularly not happy with Mahipal Lomror being promoted to number 5 ahead of Suyash Prabhudessai and Shahbaz Ahmed. He played 9 balls and scored 7 runs. See how Twitterati reacted.
— 👑Che_ಕೃಷ್ಣ🇮🇳💛❤️ (@ChekrishnaCk) April 20, 2023Advertisement
Mahipal lomror in IPL 2023 :— SUPRVIRAT (@ishantraj51) April 20, 2023
•Innings – 3
•Runs – 33
•Average – 16.5
•Strike rate – 103.1
•Dot %- 40.6
•Fifties – 🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/0iOVukqEqT
RCB's management is a disgrace of this society.. Mc Hesson and Bangar have sent useless Lomror ahead of Suyash.— Sohel (@SohelVkf) April 20, 2023
Lomror is known to be spin hitter,even at SMAT level and Suyash last game showed that he can hit pace.— Akash (@Akashkumarjha14) April 20, 2023
RCB still sent Lomror ahead of Suyash to bat in death,Hesson needs to be answerable for some of these questionable tactics.#PBKSvRCB #IPL2023 #CricketTwitter
Another masterclass from RCB management. Sending lomror when you have suyash in dugout 🤣— S¹⁸ (@imsaurav_vk) April 20, 2023