The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) congratulated the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for qualifying for the IPL 2023 final. This came as the Super Kings beat the defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) by 15 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday, May 23.
LSG congratulated the Chennai-based franchise and wished to play the latter in the tournament final, scheduled to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, May 28.
For that to happen, Lucknow must beat five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Eliminator in Chennai on Wednesday, May 24. If they win, LSG must also beat table-toppers GT in Qualifier 2 to reach the summit clash.
The franchise’s official handle tweeted:
“And, breathe…Congratulations, @ChennaiIPL! Hope we see each other soon.”
Fans on Twitter roasted LSG for their overconfidence on the microblogging platform. One user tweeted:
“Waah so much confidence…Mumbai will thrash you guys if u mess up in batting again tomorrow.”
Here are some of the other strong Twitter reactions:
CSK beat GT by 15 runs in Qualifier 1
A clinical batting performance from Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway, followed by a clinical bowling performance, helped CSK beat GT by 15 runs on Tuesday.
For the uninitiated, Chennai posted 172/7 after being asked to bat. Gaikwad top-scored with 60 runs off 44 balls, including seven fours and one six. Conway also contributed 40 off 34 deliveries, including four boundaries.
Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, and Ambati Rayudu chipped in with 22 (16), 17 (10), and 17 (9), respectively.
For GT, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma bagged two wickets apiece. Darshan Nalkande, Rashid Khan, and Noor Ahmed picked up one each.
In response, GT were bundled out for 157 in 20 overs. Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Ravindra Jadeja, and Matheesha Pathirana scalped two wickets each, while Tushar Deshpande settled for a solitary.
Shubman Gill top scored with 42 (38), while Rashid Khan starred with 30 off 16 as other batters failed to deliver for the Titans.
Click here to check out the full CSK vs GT scorecard.