The ‘El Clasico’ of the Indian Premier League 2023 has arrived. When Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) square off in Match 12 of the season at the Wankhede stadium on Saturday night, it will be the greatest matchup in the IPL. CSK has won four IPL championships, compared to MI’s five, forming the biggest rivalry in this league.
Moeen Ali, an all-rounder for Chennai and England, compared this conflict to that between Manchester United and Liverpool in the Premier League. In reality, the meeting between La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona FC is called “El Clasico.”
As such, ahead of the heavyweight clash, the social media handles of the franchises release their edits for the game. In the edit posted by Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma is depicted as Superman with a cape that has his jersey number and name written on it. Fans quickly noted that Rohit Sharma’s fitness would challenge him to levitate even though he magically gets access to Superman’s cape.
Could Arjun Tendulkar get a chance against CSK?
In the past, both CSK and MI have performed in several timeless games. The stadiums are always filled, and the viewership numbers are at their greatest when these two teams compete. There won’t be any difference this Saturday night.
After their opening match on April 2 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, MI had a lengthy rest. Although losing that match, their mind and body would have been revived by the week between the first and second matches. In place of Hrithik Shokeen for the Chennai game, Kumar Kartikeya would be a decent choice. Last year, he bowled precisely and picked up 5 wickets while playing in 4 matches, which satisfied the Mumbai management. He could also be a potential impact player.
The debut of Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar, who has been on the team for the past two seasons, is also anticipated by fans. In his first game, left-arm medium bowler Arshad Khan gave up 28 runs in 2.2 overs while picking up one wicket. Arjun can only take a spot at Arshad’s house if he has a string of terrible performances.
Here’s how fans trolled Rohit Sharma:
RCB fans tomorrow #MIvCSK #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/GtaXjrqy0a
— Yash. (@iYashTweets) April 7, 2023
Vadapav udega ab 😭
— 𝐀𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐯 🚬 (@Master___Cheif) April 7, 2023
Mota super man kab se hona laga 😅😅
— Virat Kohli Fan Club (@vkfanclub007) April 7, 2023
What if he fails? pic.twitter.com/pYpnIJBfG2
— Anirban Ghoshᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠ (@Anirban_Ghosh_) April 7, 2023
Tomorrow match scenes pic.twitter.com/ctZhqR68hY
— Ïmpãçt_ÍÑLÍÑĒ 🐦 (@well_left_for_4) April 7, 2023
@karrrannn 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/jLVb6wNgD9
— बिरेंद्र (@veerrr97) April 7, 2023
The Last Vada Pav pic.twitter.com/2KBFpmHcCE
— Sudarshan (@Bri8t_Li8t) April 7, 2023
— ₗₑₒ (@stan___MSD) April 7, 2023