'Sachin Sachin' chants erupt in Abu Dhabi after MI vs KKR IPL 2021 match

‘Sachin Sachin’ chants erupt in Abu Dhabi after MI vs KKR IPL 2021 match

Sachin, who is the Mumbai Indians’ mentor, went to the bench to shake hands with the KKR players after the match ended when chants of ‘Sachin Sachin’ erupted in the stadium.

The well-known chants of ‘Sachin Sachin’ returned to the cricket field after a long time as the crowd at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi honored Sachin Tendulkar after the Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 match on Thursday. KKR showed the clinical performance to beat the defending champions by 7 wickets. Young batsmen Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi were the stars of the shows, but it seemed like the Abu Dhabi crowd forgot about all of them as soon as they saw Sachin at the end of the match.

Sachin, who is the Mumbai Indians’ mentor, headed to the bench to shake hands with the KKR players after the match ended when chants of ‘Sachin Sachin’ erupted in the stadium.
The chants were so loud that IM captain Rohit Sharma had trouble hearing questions from the commentators in the post-match interview.

Tendulkar was greeted with similar chants practically everywhere he went to play cricket during his days. Going back to the IPL match on Thursday, it was a statement from KKR for the rest of the Indian Premier League teams. Venkatesh Iyer (53 of 30), playing his second IPL game, showed the wide range of his punches alongside Rahul Tripathi (74 not out of 42) to allow KKR to chase the modest 155 total of IMs from six with up to 29 replacement balls.

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Kock’s Quinton hit an entertaining 55 for MI before the KKR bowlers rallied in the final 10 overs, conceding 75 runs and taking five wickets. Shubman Gill and Iyer gave KKR another good start with the first two overs thrown by Trent Boult and Adam Milne with 15 runs apiece. Gill hit Boult for six delicious while Iyer tugged on the spearhead of New Zealand’s rhythm to set the tone for the rest of the innings.

While Jasprit Bumrah found Gill’s stumps in the third over, Iyer went on to play a memorable shot comprising four limits and three sixes. Iyer and Tripathi shared an 88-run position for the second wicket that completely closed the door to MI, who suffered their second loss since the IPL restart.
Previously, KKR spinners Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine did a commendable job of restricting MI to 155 by 6 despite a strong opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock.

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