In a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match last night, Rajasthan Royals (RR) made an epic comeback, beating Punjab Kings (PBKS) by just two runs. Punjab needed just four runs in the final over to win the game, but were stopped from their march towards victory by RR bowler Kartik Tyagi.
Tyagi, the star of the match, managed to take two wickets and give away just one run in his final over spell. While RR fans were ecstatic over their team's nail-biting win, PBKS supporters were left shocked by the turn of events in the last over.
For social media users, the epic game was an opportunity to share some memes. Here are some of the best memes on the RR versus PBKS match in the IPL 2021:
Several users posted screenshots of a tweet that the official Twitter account of the PBKS had posted. The tweet had asked fans to be ready for their team's victory, with a bar showing just how close the PBKS was to winning the match. Below the bar was a message at the bottom that the tweet failed to reload. People compared the image to Punjab's performance in the game.
- Mr. Bauva (@BadmashBauva) September 21, 2021
Many people shared hilarious jokes on PBKS snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Punjab kings to their fans when they almost win the match pic.twitter.com/kUEtcm1ZpB
- Super Saiyan (@iam_kakarot69) September 21, 2021
People drew comparisons to how Punjab had performed in the rest of the match versus their performance in the final over.
- Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) September 21, 2021
Some users were also drawing comparisons with Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who have also lost thrilling matches in the past.
- SAYAN😷🇮🇳 (@Sayanda10534198) September 21, 2021
Many people posted memes on what the PBKS fans must be feeling after seeing their team lose the match in the final over.
- DESI MEMES MASLA (@desimememasala) September 21, 2021
People also posted pictures of Rohit Sharma and Kohli standing in surprise from India's recent tour of England and added that the cricketing duo represented every spectator in the final over of the match.
- Shivam Pratap Singh (@Shivampratap018) September 21, 2021
Lastly, people were bowled over by Karthik's performance, posting that the player won their hearts.
- ¤¤¦¤¿¤¤¥¤¯ (@adityaaadadhich) September 21, 2021