IPL Final 2017: WWE COO Triple H Congratulates Mumbai Indians After Historic Title-Triumph
Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Champion and the current CEO of WWE, Triple H has sent a congratulatory message to the 2017 Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians.
The WWE superstar has also sent a gift for the Rohit Sharma-led team after they become the first team to win the tournament thrice.
Triple H took to Twitter to congratulate the IPL Champions and said that their gift is on the way.
“Congratulations, @mipaltan. @WWE has something headed your way! @WWEIndia,” he wrote in a post on Twitter.
— Triple H (@TripleH) May 22, 2017
Recently, the WWE chief had presented football star John Terry with a customised title belt to celebrate Chelsea’s Premier League title triumph. The belt has a Chelsea logo on its side panels, which are traditionally adjusted to include the name of the current WWE title holder and one can expect a similar gift for Mumbai Indians too.
— Triple H (@TripleH) May 20, 2017
Mumbai trumps Pune in a thrilling summit clash:
The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League came to a fitting end with Mumbai defeating Pune by just one run in a nail-biting match.
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma’s decision to bat first was looking like a wrong one when both openers- Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons- were dismissed cheaply with just eight runs on the board. The skipper and Ambati Rayudu then steadied the ship with a 33-run partnership but the floodgates opened once the latter was run-out. The two-time IPL champions kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and were in a huge spot of bother after being reduced to 79 for seven in the 15th over before being bailed out by Krunal Pandya.
The left-handed batsman scored 47 runs off 38 balls to steer his side to a respectable 129 for eight in the allotted overs. He shared a 50-run stand with Mitchell Johnson to give his side something to defend.
In reply, Pune began poorly with Rahul Tripathi departing after scoring just three. However, they were looking well set to chase down the total when Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith added 54 runs for the second wicket before the former was dismissed for 44.
With 47 runs needed off the last five overs and Smith and MS Dhoni on the crease, Pune was looking the favourites to win the title decider. 14 runs in the next over, turned the match more in Pune’s favour but the tie turned on its head when Jasprit Bumrah conceded just three runs in the 17th over and most importantly dismissed the dangerous Dhoni.
Steven Smith tried his best but Mitchell Johnson held his nerves and defended 10 runs in the final over to take his side home.
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