While India is currently occupied with the T20 series, followed by the five-match ODI series against the visiting Australian cricket team, the Indian fans are also seemingly excited about the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, a tournament where India's greatest cricketing talents go against each other in the Twenty20 format of the game.
It goes without saying that when the Indian titans, who have made a name for themselves on an international level, compete against one another, the need for cockiness is real, hence the brilliant IPL promos that we have had the pleasure to view.
We have already seen how the newest wicket keeper-batsman and India's certified sledging mascot, Rishabh Pant, challenged one of the most decorated and calm Indian skippers in MS Dhoni in the first promo.
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“This time I will dominate the field so much that 'Captain Cool' Mahi Bhai, will lose his cool,” said the 21-year-old in the promo for the matchup between Pant's Delhi Capitals and Dhoni's reigning champions in Chennai Super Kings that will first happen on 26th March 2019.
With the second IPL promo dropping in during the weekend, it's bowler Jasprit Bumrah's turn to irk India's current captain, Virat Kohli. Bumrah is currently ranked number 1 in the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers, while Kohli is first in Test and ODI rankings, both.
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“World's best bowler? Not yet… I still need to take the world's best batsman's wicket,” says the Indian pacer. “I am coming for you, 'Cheeku Bhaiya' and this time you won't be in my team either.”
The short yet crisp promo ends with Virat Kohli watching Bumrah challenge him on television followed by his best 'pissed off' expression in years.
Despite Bumrah's best attempts to sound as lordly as he possibly could, the Indian fans could see right through the facade and reacted on Twitter in the best way possible:February 23, 2019
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