Updated May 28th, 2024 at 19:01 IST

'Congratulations to KKL': Pakistan cricketer trolled after wishing KKR for IPL 2024 victory

KKR on Sunday defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in the IPL 2024 final to win their third trophy.

Umar Akmal and KKR team | Image:ICC/BCCI
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Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal has become the center of attention after a congratulatory post he made on the social media platform X, where he mistakenly referred to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as "KKL" while congratulating them for their IPL 2024 victory. KKR on Sunday defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in the IPL 2024 final to win their third trophy. 

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Pakistan cricketer trolled after wishing KKR for IPL 2024 win 

Umar Akmal, once a promising talent on the international cricket scene, has been out of favor since 2019 due to a decline in form and various off-field controversies. Despite his absence from the cricketing limelight, his recent post has brought him back into the public eye, albeit not for the reasons he might have hoped. Akmal has become the subject of ridicule after his mistakenly referred to KKR as KKL. 

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Following KKR's third IPL title win, Umar Akmal attempted to acknowledge their achievement with a heartfelt message. "Congratulations to KKL on winning the IPL third trophy," he wrote, tagging notable figures from the team like Shreyas Iyer and Gautam Gambhir

The misspelling quickly caught the attention of fans and trolls alike, sparking a wave of humorous memes and jokes. Check out Akmal's post on X to see the priceless reactions. 

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KKR vs SRH, IPL 2024 final

Regarding the KKR vs SRH IPL 2024 final, Pat Cummins won the toss and elected to bat first, choosing what suited his side the most. However, the decision turned out to be a mistake as KKR bowlers dismantled the SRH batting lineup in an instant. SRH were bowled out for 113 runs, the lowest score in an IPL final. 

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KKR then chased down the 114-run target in 10.3 overs with Venkatesh Iyer scoring an impressive half-century. Iyer smashed 52 off 26 balls at a strike rate of 200. Mitchell Starc was named the player of the match for picking 2 for 14 in the first innings. 

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Published May 28th, 2024 at 18:51 IST