The much-awaited eleventh season of Indian Premier League (IPL) kickstarted on Saturday and it seems cricket lovers cannot keep calm about the sporting extravaganza.

In the opening match of the tournament, two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni defeated defending champion Mumbai Indians in a thriller match.

From the moment the game had begun, Twitterati had found themselves busy cracking jokes and sharing memes as the match progressed. On 7 April, Hardik had to be carried off the Wankhede ground after he twisted his ankle during the game. And the photo of an injured Hardik lying on the ground went viral on the internet.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

” Jab dost ki shaadi me DJ “2 ghoot pila de saathiya” baja de#MIvCSK,” wrote a Twitter user.

” When Music band start playing Naagin dhun in Baraat and your friends start encouraging you to dance,” wrote another cricket fan.















Meanwhile, talking about his ‘match-winning 30-ball 68 runs innings, Dwayne Bravo termed it his “best-ever” innings.

“(It’s my) best-ever (innings). I don’t think I have ever played an innings like this in any format. So this is a special one,” said Bravo, adding, “I was disappointed that I was out in the last over. But I played the innings that put my team in a position to win, and that is what happened tonight. I am just happy that I was able to contribute with the bat.