On Sunday, April 24, Mumbai Indians (MI) played their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 game against KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match, incidentally, took place on former batting great Sachin Tendulkar’s 49th birthday.

Earlier on Sunday, the Master Blaster posted a picture where he can be seen celebrating his birthday with his family. The Rajasthan Royals, in the meantime, posted a picture on their Twitter handle, wishing Tendulkar on his birthday, and depicting his incredible fandom throughout his illustrious career.

Sachin thanks his fans

“This is a love story,” the Royals wrote on Sachin’s birthday two days ago.

On Wednesday, April 27, the Master Blaster reverted and expressed gratitude towards his fans. Tendulkar replied to the Royals and wrote, “Those chants are always special for me.”

Unfortunately, MI failed to secure victory on the auspicious day as the Super Giants won the match by 36 runs. After being put into bat first, LSG posted a competitive score of 168/6 after skipper Rahul’s unbeaten 62-ball knock of 103 with the help of 12 fours and four sixes.

Rahul also smashed his second century against MI this season after the one on Saturday, April 16 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Riley Meredith and Kieron Pollard picked up two wickets for the Mumbai-based franchise.

In the run-chase, MI faltered big time and finished with 132/8. Skipper Rohit Sharma and Tilak Varma scored 39 and 38 runs respectively, but their efforts went in vain. It was also Mumbai’s eighth loss in a row in the ongoing edition of the T20 league.

MI are next scheduled to lock horns with Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Saturday, April 30 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. Mumbai’s chances of qualifying for the playoffs are all but over after they stayed winless following Sunday’s game.


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