Chennai, April 14
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fell to a stunning 10-run defeat to Mumbai Indians (MI) despite being in a dominant position for much of the match and their owner, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, ended up apologising to fans for the performance.
“Disappointing performance. to say the least @KKRiders apologies to all the fans!” Shah Rukh wrote on Twitter.
Disappointing performance. to say the least @KKRiders apologies to all the fans!
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 13, 2021
Andre Russell took as many as five wickets as KKR dismissed MI for 152 runs. They were cruising for much of the chase thanks to a 72-run opening stand between Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill. While Rana scored 57, Gill made 33 and was dismissed in the ninth over.
From there, however, the two-time champions went through a stunning collapse with none of the rest of the batsmen managing to make a double-digit score. They ended up being restricted to 142/7.–IANS