- Shamser Khalid
Suryakumar Yadav Plays Lemon Prank on MI Teammate
In a light-hearted moment ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 match, Mumbai Indians' star batter Suryakumar Yadav played a hilarious prank on his teammate Tilak Varma. The Mumbai Indians, led by their prankster-in-chief, were en route to the Narendra Modi Stadium to face off against the defending champions, Gujarat Titans.
Suryakumar Yadav, known for his batting prowess and ability to outfox bowlers on the cricket field, decided to turn the tables and surprise his teammate. While Tilak Varma was enjoying a peaceful nap during the flight, completely unaware of what was about to unfold, Yadav seized the opportunity to prank him.
With Tilak's mouth wide open as he slept, Suryakumar mischievously placed a lemon in his teammate's mouth, a classic prank that has gained popularity through social media reels. The young batter was caught off guard, awakening to the tangy taste of the lemon. It took him a moment to comprehend what had happened, while Suryakumar and the rest of the team erupted in laughter at the successful prank.
Mumbai Indians wasted no time sharing the hilarious video on their social media platforms. As expected, the video quickly went viral, garnering attention and laughter from fans and cricket enthusiasts around the world. The light-hearted moment showcased the camaraderie and fun spirit within the Mumbai Indians camp, highlighting the bond between the players beyond the cricket field.
The Mumbai Indians, also known as the Paltans, made a remarkable comeback in the 2023 IPL season after a disappointing performance in the previous year. They qualified for the playoffs and now find themselves just one step away from reaching the final.
Suryakumar Yadav has been instrumental in the team's success, emerging as Mumbai's highest run-scorer throughout the season. Meanwhile, veteran spinner Piyush Chawla leads the list of most wickets taken for the five-time champions.
In their previous match against the Lucknow Super Giants, Mumbai Indians secured a resounding 81-run victory, courtesy of an outstanding display from their bowlers. The team now faces the formidable challenge of overcoming the Gujarat Titans, who are also aiming to reach a second consecutive Indian Premier League final. The clash between these two powerhouses promises to be a thrilling encounter, as both teams vie for a place in the ultimate showdown of the tournament.
Meanwhile, with the Gujarat Titans, Shubman Gill had an outstanding century that propelled the team to a thrilling six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final league game of the IPL season. Gill's unbeaten knock of 104 off just 52 balls overshadowed Virat Kohli's brilliant century, securing a place for the Titans in the playoffs and ending RCB's hopes of qualification.
As the Mumbai Indians continue their campaign in the IPL, their fans eagerly await each match, hoping for more moments of cricketing brilliance and light-hearted camaraderie. With Suryakumar Yadav's lemon prank providing a glimpse into the team's off-field dynamics, it is clear that the Paltans are not just focused on winning matches but also on fostering a sense of unity and joy within their ranks.