Mumbai Indians off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took a sarcastic dig at the Wankhede Stadium curator for preparing a belter of a wicket for their final Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 home game on Thursday.
A total of 413 runs were scored in Thursday’s thriller in which Mumbai Indians suffered a seven-run defeat against Kings Xi Punjab.
Kings XI Punjab posted 230 for three in their 20 overs, courtesy Wriddhiman Saha’s 55-ball 93 and skipper Glenn Maxwell’s 21-ball 47.
Mumbai Indians, in their reply, scored 223 for six. Lendl Simmons smashed 59 while Kieron Pollard blasted a 24-ball unbeaten 50 and Hardik Pandya’s 13-ball 30.
Although Saha was adjudged Man of the Match, Harbhajan Singh joked on Twitter that it should have been the Wankhede curator Ramesh Mhamunkar. “Man of the match @ wankhede #curator almost 460 plus runs in 40 overs.Time is near when only bowling machines will b bowling not bowlers,” tweeted Bhajji.
Man of the match @ wankhede #curator almost 460 plus runs in 40 overs🤔🤔.Time is near when only bowling machines will b bowling not bowlers— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 11, 2017
Barring the matches against Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions, all other games at the Wankhede Stadium has witnessed either par scores or sub-par totals.