As soon as entering the play offs, fans of team Chennai Super Kings started trolling the experts who believed that they won’t make it this season. Video edits, memes, posts trolling former players such as Sanjay Manjrekar, Gautham Gambhir, Ajith Agarkar who assumed that the team won’t make it to the play offs prior the tournament. With the win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai became the first team to qualify for the playoffs.
Fans of team Chennai Super Kings and Cinema/Sports celebrities who also look up to the Dhoni-led team has been celebrating ever since it became the first team to qualify for the play offs of Indian Premier League’s 14th edition. Remembering the post match statement made by Dhoni in the last season, fans have been comparing the team’s performance in both the seasons and terming it as “One of the best ever come backs” in the history of IPL. When CSK got eliminated from play offs as the first team, Dhoni said that the team will come back and that’s what it is known for. Now, as the captain walked his talk, fans have been celebrating the feat in an immense manner.
CSK comfortably won the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad with two balls to spare. The team restricted the Williamson led team within 134 runs and chased it down with the help of Faf and Rutu’s decent opening. CSK bowler Hazlewood named as the Man of the match for picking three wickets and conceding just 24 runs in his four overs.
“It means a lot, because the last time, we said we wanted to come back strong. We are known for that and there was a lot at stake. You won’t always win games and a lot didn’t go our way last time, and it’s important not to make excuses and we have done that this year. The boys did well to keep the momentum going, and they’ve taken responsibilities to keep all departments of the game in balance so the players and the support staff get the credit.” Dhoni said in the post match presentation and wanted fans to be humble as same as the team.
Now, after winning the match, fans of CSK started giving back to the experts who said that CSK won’t make it to the play offs. A video edit with the statements of the experts and the glimpses of CSK’s current season’s performance is doing rounds. Check out some of such reactions below :
CSK handing out L's left and right so take it and bounce. pic.twitter.com/HfoIK3tnkZ— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) September 30, 2021
Gambhir : Csk won't make it to playoffs— ⌐╦╦═─ (@Sangeeth_II) September 30, 2021
Agarkar : I don't see csk in playoffs
CSK : pic.twitter.com/whyUgL2TEA
🤡🤡🤡— Dr Rajkumar (@Dr_Raj13) September 30, 2021
CSK qualified for Play-offs pic.twitter.com/7l8drFKO5r