The second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 finally kickstarted on Sunday with the much-awaited clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. The fans were anxiously waiting to watch Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni taking against each other, however, the fans were dealt with a huge blow as the Mumbai Indians’ skipper didn’t walk out for the toss.
Yes, Kieron Pollard walked out for the toss as the standby skipper for Mumbai Indians, Fans were left surprised to see Pollard walking out for the toss and they were left wondering why Rohit wasn’t playing.
Meanwhile, as soon as Pollard came out for the toss instead of Rohit, social media was soon flooded with reactions from the fans. While many were curious to know the reason behind his absence from the game, on the other hand, there were many who came up with hilarious memes and reactions to this news.
Here, check out some of the hilarious memes and jokes:
No Rohit Sharma, so MI are serious about this match. #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) September 19, 2021
Rohit Sharma right now – pic.twitter.com/R5XV2UhcbP
— Tweet Chor? (@Pagal_aurat) September 19, 2021
ज्यादा वडापाव खाने से पेचिस की समस्या से ग्रसित है वो
— ?Vineet Verma? (@vinitverma64) September 19, 2021
— Imran Saiyyed (@SaiyyedImran) September 19, 2021
Meanwhile, talking about the reason behind Rohit’s absence, the interim skipper Pollard revealed that Rohit is fine and wouldn’t be away for a long time. He said:
“Rohit is okay, he’ll be fine sooner rather than later, I’m just the captain for today,”
Also, CSK skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat first. MS revealed the names of three overseas players for CSK, including the likes of Faf, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo and Josh Hazlewood. He said:
“We will bat first, looks like a good wicket. Setting a target will be a better option. It’s the same for everyone. I can’t say if it’s a good break or not. Once the tournament starts, you get into some sort of rhythm but this season it’s new and maybe us cricketers will start loving it. Seven games, then a break, and seven more.”
“It comes down to how you play on that day in the shortest form. We’ll try to do the basics right and focus on the process. Sam is not available. Faf, Moeen, Bravo and Josh are playing this game,”