Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had forgettable outings at the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which was held in the UAE. RR finished last despite shining in patches while CSK finished second from last and for the first time in their history, missed out on making it to the playoffs. Both teams were plagued by a plethora of problems throughout the season and will be raring to put them right in the 2021 edition which will be held in India.
The player retention deadline has been fixed for January 21 and it will be very interesting to watch which players each franchise retains. Both CSK and RR are expected to go for a significant overhaul of their teams in order to turn around the fortunes from the 2020 edition.
‘Let’s wait on this’ – RR digs CSK
On Tuesday, the official account of the Rajasthan Royals put out a Tweet saying, “We’re a bit bored. Anyone there?” To the same, a CSK fan replied saying, “Let’s finish the boredom by trading Smudge to CSK (sic).” calling for RR to trade their captain Steve Smith to rivals CSK.
The admin of RR’s Twitter handle used the opportunity to take a jibe at CSK and their reputation for buying and selecting players who are in the late 30s by saying, “Let’s wait on this, he’s still in his early 30s.” This interaction and hilarious dig at CSK by RR has now gone viral.