The recent IPL encounter between the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders turned out to be an absolute thriller. The run fest in Chepauk saw over 400 runs scored in the game. In the herculean run chase, the Super Kings needed 17 to win off the final over. R Vinay Kumar had the ball in hand and Dwayne Bravo partnered with Ravindra Jadeja for the hosts.
On the very first ball of the over, Vinay Kumar ended up bowling a waist high no ball. Dwayne Bravo somehow managed to swing his bat at it and the ball sailed over the ropes. That eased out a lot of pressure for the CSK camp. Two more singles followed before Ravindra Jadeja clubbed one down the ground to seal the game in style for the Chennai Super Kings chasing 202 in 19.5 overs.
Vinay Kumar’s Reaction
The senior cricketer became the butt of all jokes on the social media platforms. Many critics called for an immediate replacement of the pacer with the young U19 stars. Some trollers ended up mocking the match as the last one of Vinay’s career.
Amidst this backdrop, it is obvious that such comments can take a heavy toll on any player. Vinay has now opened up about all the trolls and digs.
“Hey guys take it easy, it’s just a game. Where were you all when I defended 9 runs against RCB and 10 runs against Mumbai Indians!! Sometimes things do go wrong so CHILL….,” Vinay Kumar wrote in his tweet.
Hey guys take it easy, it’s just a game. Where were you all when I defended 9 runs against RCB and 10 runs against Mumbai Indians!! Sometimes things do go wrong so CHILL….
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) April 11, 2018
The response seems to be of a player who is happy to play without any intention of getting into the Indian Team or the Karnataka Team,might be his final game in the IPL as Youngsters like Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti are waiting in the wings.