Twitter reacts as KKR kicks off with clinical win over CSK in game 1

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) kicked off their IPL 2022 campaign with a clinical win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the opening game of the new season at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.

Chasing a target of 132, KKR was never in trouble as their top-order collectively contributed. Ajinkya Rahane scored the highest score for his team with 44 on his return to the IPL. The right-hander played orthodox shots and got off to a quick start in the power play.

He scored six fours and a maximum during his stay in the fold and was part of two crucial partnerships that ensured Kolkata was always at the forefront of the chase. In the end, they completed the chase quite comfortably and booked the first points of the fresh season.

Ajinkya Rahane (Image: Twitter)

Previously, Umesh Yadav’s opening spell startled the yellow brigade early on and they always played from behind. There were also some sloppy batters from their batters and they had lost half of the side in the first 11 overs.

MS Dhonic and the new captain, Ravindra Jadeja, went on to stitch an unbeaten 70-run partnership for the 6th wicket. Dhoni scored his first fifty in nearly three years and played quite a few vintage strokes, turning back the years.

Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni, CSK vs KKR
Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

They managed to put 132 runs on the board, but it wasn’t nearly enough for their bowlers to defend. Nevertheless, the win was fully deserved by KKR and Shreyas Iyer kicks off his new captaincy with a win.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to CSK vs KKR, Game 1:

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