IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals cheekily bids for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi’s two-decade illustrious career at his boyhood club Barcelona appears to be on the brink of a painful goodbye after the Argentine reportedly handed over the transfer request to the club management. Throughout the season, the talisman has repeatedly voiced his frustrations over several disagreements with Barcelona board. His relationship with the club president…

IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals cheekily bids for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi’s two-decade illustrious career at his boyhood club Barcelona appears to be on the brink of a painful goodbye after the Argentine reportedly handed over the transfer request to the club management.

Throughout the season, the talisman has repeatedly voiced his frustrations over several disagreements with Barcelona board.

His relationship with the club president Josep Maria Bartomeu is broken beyond repair as the latter took numerous questionable decisions which were never in the best interest of the club.

In the past, Messi has publicly acknowledged that he wants to end his career with Barcelona. But, after years of mismanagement and ignorance from the club hierarchy, he might have changed his mind.

KKR and DC comes up with humorous tweets

The latest development related to Messi and Barcelona has taken social media by the storm. Netizens are coming up with hilarious recommendations for the 33-years-old footballer.

Amid all this hustle and bustle, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) also came up with a humorous post on Twitter.

“ANNOUNCEMENT In light of recent rumours, Delhi Capitals would like to confirm that a bid for #LionelMessi has not been made,”
wrote DC official handle.

While KKR wrote: “Mr. #Messi, How about donning the Purple and Gold?”

As far as both these franchises are concerned, they are all set to feature within a month time in the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The IPL 2020 is slated to commence from September 19, and the final will be played on November 10. Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi are the three cities which will be sharing the workload of hosting every match to be played this season.

Franchises have already reached the UAE and the players and staff are currently serving the mandatory six-day quarantine period.

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CPL 2020: SLZ vs TKR – Bravo brothers take Knight Riders to the top of the table after win in rain-infested game

The 13th game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) treated the spectators with an enthralling contest between table-toppers, St Lucia Zouks (SLZ) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR). TKR captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and had no hesitation in chasing. SLZ went off to a dismal start after losing three wickets within the powerplay, going…

CPL 2020: SLZ vs TKR – Bravo brothers take Knight Riders to the top of the table after win in rain-infested game

The 13th game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) treated the spectators with an enthralling contest between table-toppers, St Lucia Zouks (SLZ) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR).

TKR captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and had no hesitation in chasing. SLZ went off to a dismal start after losing three wickets within the powerplay, going at seven runs an over.

Pollard did well to rotate his bowlers and never let the opposition to settle down. Dwayne Bravo was the pick of the bowlers, as he conceded only seven runs in his three overs and got the crucial breakthroughs of Rahkeem Cornwall and Roston Chase.

Bravo picked up his 500th T20 and 100th CPL wicket in the process. Debutant Pravin Tambe (1/15) also picked his maiden scalp in the tournament.

It went down to Afghan duo, Najibullah Zadran (21) and Mohammad Nabi (30), who added a few precious runs to take the score to 111/6 by the 18th over, before rain played spoilsport.

Steady showers halted play for more than an hour. After the resumption of the game, the DLS method came into play with TKR needing 72 runs in nine overs.

After a reliable start, TKR lost a flurry of wickets in the middle. Three wickets in quick succession for Zouks brought back excitement into the game.

It was the other Bravo, this time Darren, who took the onus on himself to seal the win and take his team to the top of the table. He played a fluent knock of 23* which came off just 13 deliveries. Bravo junior smashed a couple of sumptuous hits over the fence in the process.

In the end, it turned out to be a cakewalk for the Knight Riders who won the contest by six wickets. DJ Bravo was adjudged as the ‘Player of the Match‘. TKR meet Guyana Amazon Warriors next on Friday, August 28.

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