IPL 2023: Zomato’s 'Not So Sweet Mangoes' Post After Lucknow Super Giants Exit Is Trending And How
The Lucknow-based franchise was forced to mute words like "mango", "mangoes", "sweet" and "aam" on Twitter after relentless trolling aimed at Naveen.
- Naveen-ul-Haq took four wickets against MI.
- Mumbai will face Gujarat in qualifier 2.
- The winner will face Chennai in final.
Lucknow Super Giants’ Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign came to an end this season after facing a defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator last night. Apart from the on-field performance, the franchise has been in the limelight, thanks to their pacer Naveen-ul-Haq’s much-talked-about altercation with Virat Kohli. Following the defeat on Wednesday, the Lucknow-based franchise was forced to mute words like "mango", "mangoes", "sweet" and "aam" on Twitter after relentless trolling aimed at Naveen. Soon, Zomato - a popular online food delivery platform - came up with a witty post to share their take on this matter.
Sharing a picture of the Afghan international’s batting at the crease, Zomato uploaded a photo of two mangoes. “Not so sweet mangoes,” the tweet read. For the uninitiated, Naveen had previously shared a photo of mangoes to make fun of Kohli’s performance in an IPL match against Mumbai Indians.
pic.twitter.com/Db49qj32DX — zomato (@zomato) May 24, 2023
Issued in our interest __ pic.twitter.com/e1Jn9gWATn — Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) May 24, 2023
Needless to say, these two posts once again compelled cricket fans to recall the fiery episode of Naveen-ul-Haq and Virat Kohli’s squabble in this season’s IPL.
This person, however, expressed his desire to order sweet mangoes from Lucknow.
Can I oder sweet mango from Lucknow ??@LucknowIPL — Priyansh Singh (@singh_priyansh_) May 24, 2023
Appreciating the funny post, another person commented, “Brilliant from Zomato, this shows how united we are as a nation! If you try to take a dig at our national hero - then you are taking a dig at all of us!”
Brilliant from Zomato, this shows how United we are as a nation! If you try to take a dig at our national hero - then you are taking dig at all of us! — Whokevalbhatt (@Kevalbhattweets) May 24, 2023
This social media user felt that Naveen-ul-Haq tried his best to earn a win for Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator.
I don't know why people are mocking Naveen. He atleast played in Playoff and took four wickets. — Arumugam Maharaja (@amrajacivil) May 25, 2023
Coming back to on-field developments, Naveen-ul-Haq produced a sensational bowling display on Wednesday to pick up four wickets against Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator. Yash Thakur also contributed significantly by scalping three wickets. Mumbai all-rounder Cameron Green played a fine knock of 23-ball 41 to guide his side to a defendable total of 182.
In response, Lucknow Super Giants had to endure a collapse and Krunal Pandya’s men folded for a lowly 101. Mumbai Indians pacer Akash Madhwal scripted incredible figures of 5/5 to earn a convincing 81-run triumph for the five-time IPL champions.
Mumbai Indians will face defending IPL champions Gujarat Titans in the second Qualifier on Friday. The winner of this game will take on MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday.