With less than a month before the first match of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the reigning champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) takes place on 23rd March, new IPL promos have been made available to the fans.
In what was considered to the first very first promo for the 2019 IPL, Rishabh Pant taunted former Indian captain MS Dhoni as he vowed to make the 'Captain Cool' lose his cool when his team, Delhi Capitals take on Dhoni's CSK.
The fun banter is on ððð@RishabPant777 from @DelhiCapitals is going one up against @ChennaiIPL Captain @msdhoni - What will be Thala's reply? Watch this space for more ðð #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/aI2fO5bl4x— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 24, 2019
On the other hand, Indian pacer and the world's best ODI bowler, Jasprit Bumrah challenged “Cheeku Bhaiya” aka Virat Kohli who sits atop ICC ODI and Test Rankings for batsmen ahead of their matchup.February 24, 2019
Now that the youngsters have extended the challenge, it was time for the more experienced veterans to snap back and snap back they did.
In the first promo launched earlier yesterday, we see MS Dhoni watching Pant sledging him on his mobile phone sitting in a bus.February 28, 2019
“Aaja Rishabh… Wicket ke peeche toh main hi rahoonga,” Captain cool calls his apprentice out as he exits the bus.
If Dhoni got down to responding to Pant's challenge, how can we expect Kohli to stay behind?February 28, 2019
Surprised at being called out as “Cheeku Bhaiya” Kohli was pleased to see a relative rookie like Bumrah trying to sledge his captain. “Apne captain ko sledge karega? Chal, aakhir seekh hi gaya tu,” says a very jolly Kohli.
Replying to Bumrah's yorkers, Kohli made it very clear that the bowler should not expect any leniency from him when he enters the field to bat.
These promos are great and provide us with a great preview of the level of competition we are going to witness in the 12th edition of the cricket league. With some of the best cricketers returning to the colourful jerseys, we are surely in for a treat.