The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) ended on Friday with the Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni beating the Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 races to become the champions for the fourth time. While fans congratulated the players on social media and celebrated CSK’s victory, the commentators also made a name for themselves on social media, thanks to their vibrant outfits. As the tournament final and Dussehra or Vijay Dashami fell on the same day, Indian and foreign commentators were seen wearing colorful kurta pajamas with dupattas in a full desi look. While it goes without saying that their outfits resulted in some hilarious social media memes, one particular image of Sunil Gavaskar and Matthew Hayden was the most focused image of them all.
In the image, Gavaskar can be seen sitting in a chair and using his phone, while Hayden sits next to him on the ground outside the boundary rope.
The viral meme was even shared by Sunil Gavaskar’s son and former cricketer Rohan. Sharing the meme, Rohan wrote: “Now I will have to start calling haydos chacha (uncle) !!”
CSK recorded a formidable total of 192, thanks to the magnificent 86 balls of Faf du Plessis on 59 and the practical innings of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali and later of Robin Uthappa. KKR started the chase on a high note with forerunners Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill who gathered 91 points but lost 27 points due to a mid-order collapse.