KKR vs MI: "Gautam Gambhir has changed the face of KKR" – Twitter reacts as Kolkata Knight Riders defeat MI to qualify for IPL 2024 playoffs


Fans on Twitter reacted after Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians in the 60th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. They won the game by 18 runs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday (May 11) and they became the first team to qualify for the playoffs.

In a game that went down to 16 overs, Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a poor start to their innings. In-form openers Sunil Narine and Phil Salt (6) died early. Captain Shreyas Iyer, who came out to bat at four, could not get a big score and perished for just four.

With the team falling to 40 for three, Venkatesh Iyer (42) and Nitish Rana (33) brought their team back into the game at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Iyer-Rana duo added 37 runs before Andre Russell (24) played a vital hand in keeping the team on top.

In the end, Rinku Singh (20) and Ramandeep Singh (17*) made sure to end the innings on a high. Based on collective effort, Kolkata Knight Riders finished with 157/7. For Mumbai Indians, Jasprit Bumrah and Piyush Chawla picked two wickets each.

Mumbai Indians got off to a great start to their innings as Ishan Kishan (40) batted superbly well. Rohit Sharma (19) struggled at the other end but the duo added 65 runs for the opening stand and then lost wickets quickly.

With Mumbai Indians struggling at 67/2, Suryakumar Yadav (11) tried to get going but he too died early. The visitors were in the doldrums as they lost Hardik Pandya and Tim David and were reeling at 92 for five at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Tilak Varma (32) and Naman Dhir (17) kept their team in the hunt with some strong knocks at the end. But he could not take his team home as Kolkata won the game by 18 runs and qualified for the IPL 2024 playoffs.

Fans on Twitter react as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024

When Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by 18 runs in IPL 2024 and became the first team to qualify for the playoffs, fans on Twitter reacted. They praised the Shreyas Iyer-led team for another magnificent performance and criticized Mumbai Indians for losing another game. These are some of the reactions: