The unusual structure of the Indian Premier League brings stars from all over the world together as teammates and competitors, who often share squad and locker room rooms. Two Mumbai Indians (MI) cricketers, Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya and Australian batsman Chris Lynn, caught this in a photo of them laughing together. Within 45 minutes of being posted, the picture on the team’s official Twitter account had over 3,000 ‘likes.’ “We’d definitely love to hear what this debate was all about,” the tweet said.
The photo elicited a variety of funny reactions. One of the users tweeted his take on the cricketer’s chat, speculating that Krunal was possibly teaching Lynn how to converse in Hindi.
Another amusing tweet involved Krunal informing Lynn that he has both good and bad news for her. The positive news is that Lynn will be able to compete in the first game. The bad news was that, beginning from the second match, he would not be able to find a place in the Mumbai Indians’ starting lineup because South African Quinton De Kock has joined the squad.
A few of them have inquired about Kieron Pollard, who intimidates opposition bowlers with his hard-hitting skills.
MI will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their first match, which also happens to be the IPL opener, on April 9 in Chennai. Fans of Michigan are enthusiastically awaiting the arrival of the Blue and Gold.
The five-time winners, who have captured the trophy in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020, are the strong favourites going into the 14th edition of the tournament.
Given their current form and squad structure, it wouldn’t be surprising if they reclaim the trophy on May 30 and complete a hat-trick of victories.