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KKR on Sunday shared a photo of Australia’s aggressive field setting for James Anderson during the final moments of the drawn 4th Ashes Test in Sydney, recalling Gambhir’s field placement for MS Dhoni during their match against the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant from the past.
The troll incident dates back to the IPL 2016 season when the then Rising Pune Supergiant’s player MS Dhoni struggles to make an impressive performance with the bat.
During a match, Gautam Gambhir placed the same fielding plan as of 4th Ashes last over for Super Giants’ captain MS Dhoni, who was having a bad season with bat and throughout his career had issues playing the leg-spin.
Ahead of IPL 2022 Mega Auction, all teams announced their retained players list and waits for the IPL 2022 mega auction stage to rope the needed players to build their team. MS Dhoni still remains with the CSK while Gautam Gambhir is named as Mentor of Lucknow IPL team – one of the 2 new IPL teams.
KKR Trolls MS Dhoni
KKR labelled the field placement ‘a masterstroke’, saying Pat Cummins’s field setting for the England tail-ender reminded them of Gambhir’s tactics against Dhoni from the IPL game.
“That moment when a classic move in Test cricket actually reminds you of a T20 masterstroke!” KKR wrote in their social media post.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) January 9, 2022
Ravindra Jadeja Replies
CSK all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja responded to the post, saying “it wasn’t a masterstroke but just a show-off” from the former champions.
Its not a master stroke!Just a show off🤣
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) January 9, 2022
Watch IPL 2016 KKR vs RPS Highlights
Apart from the Twitter banters, the two teams have solved their long banter on the cricket pitch. CSK took their revenge on KKR when they beat KKR in the IPL 2021 final and lifts their 4th IPL trophy.
Notably, KKR in the IPL 2012 season beats Chennai Super Kings and restricts CSK from lifting their hat-trick trophy. After 2012, CSK and KKR never met in the finals till IPL 2021 season.