The Mumbai Indians secured a convincing win over the Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator of the 2023 Indian Premier League on Wednesday, May 24 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The players seemed to be in a fun mood after their win. Suryakuamar Yadav pulled off a funny prank on teammate Tilak Varma during their flight to Ahmedabad.
In a video shared by the Mumbai Indians on social media, Tilak Varma was seen sleeping on the flight. Suryakumar Yadav took a lemon slice from the flight crew and squeezed it in Tilak’s mouth, to disturb his sleep. The left-handed batter woke up looking confused. Sharing the video on Twitter, the Mumbai Indians wrote,
“Chain se sona hai toh jaag jao #OneFamily #MumbaiMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #IPL2023 #TATAIPL @surya_14kumar @TilakV9?”
Chain se sona hai toh jaag jao 🍋🤣🥲#OneFamily #MumbaiMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #IPL2023 #TATAIPL @surya_14kumar @TilakV9 MI TV pic.twitter.com/1SjiJtSSx7
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 25, 2023
Mumbai Indians defeat Lucknow Super Giants to reach Qualifier 2
The Mumbai Indians defended 182 runs against the Lucknow Super Giants on the back of a brilliant bowling performance by Akash Madhwal. The pacer took five wickets, conceding just five runs during his spell. They bowled the opposition out for a paltry 101 runs in the match. The Rohit Sharma-led team advanced to Qualifier 2 with the win. Talking about their journey in the tournament so far, the skipper said,
“People did not expect us to do certain things but we’ve come out of all obstacles and managed our way through to get what we wanted. At the start of the season, we knew that we had a lot of work to do compared to what happened in the last season. But we managed our work through it, we scrambled through it. Yes, it was a scrappy one but I will take it.”
The Mumbai Indians will take on Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2 of the 2023 Indian Premier League on Friday, May 26 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The winner of the match will go through to the finals, where they will play against the Chennai Super Kings.
Get the latest cricket news here, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more such updates.