Wary of Bumrah’s final two overs, KKR tried to accelerate against other bowlers and perished ©BCCI/IPL
Shakib al Hasan knows the pain of an in depth loss to Mumbai Indians only too well. In 2011, when MI scored 21 runs within the final over to win the competition at Eden Gardens, and push KKR from a Qualifier berth to the eliminator, Shakib helplessly saw L Balaji crumble struggling . Three days later, MI went on to knock KKR out of the tournament
Six years later, KKR found themselves during a similar situation wanting to win their last league game against MI for a top-two finish. Instead, MI bagged a nine-run win then knocked KKR out of the tournament within the second Qualifier. MI now hold a 22-6 win-loss record over KKR. The shocking loss now in Chennai, to an extent, comes on the brink of the frustration of 2011. When Dinesh Karthik first led KKR against MI, he had stressed the young bunch doesn’t carry the scars of the past and therefore the one-sided contest. Now they are doing .