On Sunday, Mumbai Indians created history by becoming the first team to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament for a record third time when, chasing a modest 130-run target during the finals in Hyderabad, they beat Rising Pune Supergiant by just one run.
Thanks to some tight death bowling by Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, and Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai Indians snatched victory from Supergiant's jaws in a nail-biting final.
Among the many fans and cricket experts who thought Mumbai Indians hadn't put up enough of a score to defend, was — no, you don't say! — rock god and a founding member of the legendary The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger.
Jagger posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter:
"I don't think Mumbai have scored enough runs in the #IPLfinal to win this, but you never know?"
I don't think Mumbai have scored enough runs in the #IPLfinal to win this, but you never know?
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) May 21, 2017
To which, the Mumbai Indians cheekily replied.
And as soon as the rockstar posted his tweet, fans were both shocked and bewildered. They couldn't fathom that:
1) he was watching an IPL match, and
2) he was talking about cricket.
The Rolling Stones frontman is an avid cricket fan who once bought the rights to use audio from the Sharjah Trophy cricket tournament just so that he could get coverage over the Internet. The singer then went on to set up a company called 'Jagged Internetworks' that has a tie-up with WorldTel and CricInfo.
Jagger was also seen on ESPN during a Test match between India and England where he and AR Rahman discussed cricket and how they met each other during the 3rd Test at Edgbaston.
Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones will play 13 shows in 12 different venues across Europe in September and October.
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