20 Sep 2020

Cricket Fans and Fraternity react as RayuDuPlessis help CSK go past MI in opening game of IPL 2020

By cricinsane

Amid all the cataclysm going on around this Year, Cricket fans finally have the full packed 2 month long bonanza to get themselves all smiles by their most beloved cricketers. The IPL 2020 has set off to a blazing start and the fact that it couldn’t be held in India in these trying times has absolutely no impact to the craze and whatabouteries associated with it.
With the IPL 2020 shifting base to UAE, it was a sigh of relief for all the cricketing fraternity to witness the spectacle with it’s two most successful franchises pitted against each other in a mouth watering El-Classico for the opening game. However not much has changed for the Mumbai Indians. Their poor run in the UAE and the opening games has been untouched. CSK cruised past MI by 5 wicket to get the IPL up and running in style.

Key takeaways from the game tonight:

  1. The Dew Factor : The IPL is going to be heavily dependent on the toss for games set to be played in the coastal towns of Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. CSK after the winning the toss had no hesitation in putting MI in to bat citing the dew factor. The spinners from the blue team were rendered helpless when the due set in making it easy for a set Rayudu and DuPlessis to take full meat out of them. Win the toss, win the match might be the way ahead atleast till October when weather starts settling in the desert country.
  2. MI and lack of spin bowling resources : Before the start of the IPL, everyone had this view of MI that while they look loaded with firepower in batting and fast bowling, the spin bowling is a concern and that was evident straight away. Rohit Sharma looked for resources which were absent for him and a rare Bumrah off day added salt to the wound. With more matches set to take place in the same pitches, MI might soon need to rethink their game plan before their streak of performances on Even Years comes back to haunt them.
  3. CSK is not Just Dhoni: A team that had it’s senior pros striding back home struggled with Covid outbreak internally looked completely dependent on the One Man they always rely on. When Dhoni read out the Playing 11, It was evident that CSK is by no means to be understated with heavy batting arsenals till number 8. The Dad’s army is a force to reckon with atleast in their batting setup and other teams quickly need to figure their A game against the mighty CSK batting.
  4. Unforced Errors on the ground: While T20 is said to be a batsman’s game, a bad day on the field can cost a team a game. Ask Mumbai Indians. Sloppy fielding from players like Bumrah, Boult and even Tiwari might come to haunt them if not worked upon quickly.

    Mumbai Indians had the game in their hands for the first 6 overs in both the innings and let it go from there. The Whistlepodu army are all smiles and the Paltan for now still believes it’s season virtually begins after 5 games(Pun Intended). It was a riveting opening encounter and the CSK open their account in IPL 2020. Here is how the cricket fraternity reacted to the #CSKVsMI game at IPL 2020.

Some Fans also took to twitter taking sly digs at Chawla’s smile, the big ‘Bellies’ post the lockdown and cross franchise fan banter.

Mumbai Indians have figured after the opening game their key concerns and CSK as usual has all bases covered with the Midas toss luck of it’s captain accompanying him into the IPL as well. Two swashbuckling teams of Punjab and Delhi lock horns tonight and we can’t wait to review and bring the best of the social media world Post that match as well.

The IPL 2020 is up and running in fine style and we hope the fun continues and lets people Stay Home, Stay Safe in these tough times.