It will be a 'Clash of the Titans' as three-time champions Mumbai Indians host defending champions and three-time winners Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. Mumbai will be looking to register their first home win of the season while Chennai will be aiming to keep their unbeaten streak intact. The two fierce rivals have also played against each other in three IPL finals. CSK had emerged triumphant in 2010 while Mumbai returned back the favour in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
However, before both teams took to the field, two of their star players Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh took some time out from their busy practice sessions and met each other at the iconic Wankhede Stadium where India had won their second World Cup after a long wait of 28 years. The duo shared their brotherly love with a hug and a kiss on the cheek by Harbhajan. Yuvi and Bhajji posed for a picture on the same day (April 2) and at the same venue where India had lifted the coveted trophy exactly eight years back. Chennai Super Kings posted this video on Twitter.
Both the Singhs were a part of the Indian squad in 2011 but on Wednesday both will be competing against each other on the field. Yuvraj will be playing for Mumbai Indians while Harbhajan will be representing Chennai. This is Yuvraj's first season with Mumbai whereas, Bhajji is in his second year with the Chennai franchise. He had played for Mumbai Indians for 10 seasons and was also a part of Mumbai's three IPL triumphs. Meanwhile, Yuvraj has also tasted silverware success in 2016 with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Yuvraj Singh was adjudged 'Player of the Tournament' of 2011 World Cup for scoring 362 runs and picking up 15 wickets. He had put in such an outstanding performance at a time when he was not in the best of health. His unbeaten 57 in the quarterfinal ended Australia's 12 year World Cup reign. Harbhajan Singh on the other hand was also a pioneer in India's triumph. He scalped nine wickets in the competition and turned the tables on Pakistan in the semi-final by picking up the key wickets of Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi.
Twitterati were also happy after watching this bromance between the two 'Singhs'.