IPL 2021: Parag-Tewatia indulge in selfie celebration during KKR clash, meme festival breaks out
Rajasthan Royals is a former champion of the Indian Premier League, having won the title once in 2008 under Shane Warne. It has currently played five games, winning a couple and losing three, while it is placed sixth in the IPL 2021 points table.
Former champion Rajasthan Royals was seemingly back to its winning ways after taming fellow former champion Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in Match 18 of the 2021 Indian Premier League at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. RR has risen to the sixth spot on the IPL 2021 points table with this win.
There was an interesting incident that had the internet talking during the game. During the closing stages of the KKR innings, Pat Cummins was dismissed for ten in the final over by pacer Chris Morris. After at the deep mid-wicket, Riyan Parag caught him; he ran towards his fellow teammate Rahul Tewatia and seemingly threw a virtual mobile phone at him, while the two virtually posed to click a selfie.
Social media was immediately abuzz about the same, and soon, a meme festival broke out. Check out some of the responses from users:
Winning the toss and electing to bowl, RR managed to restrict KKR to a below-par total of 133/9, thanks to pacer Chris Morris's four-for. In reply, it was skipper Sanju Samson, whose unbeaten 42 helped to steer RR's ship comfortably, with seven balls to spare, despite being a slow chase.
Brief scores: KKR 133/9 (Tripathi- 36; Morris- 4/23) lost to RR 134/4 in 18.5 overs (Samson- 42*; Chakravarthy- 2/32) by six wickets.