IPL graphics are designed by Taher Shah: Twitter reacts to Mumbai's IPL 9 opener defeat against Rising Pune Supergiants

On the opening night of the Indian Premier League (IPL), debutants Rising Pune Supergiants, led by MS Dhoni, cantered to an easy nine-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians.

After the Pune bowlers restricted the hosts to 121/8 in 20 overs, Ajinkya Rahane (66*) and Faf du Plessis (34) put on 78 for the opening wicket in the second innings.

There was no stopping the visitors' charge after this splendid start and the Supergiants surged to victory in 14.4 overs.

After a break of a week following the World T20, Twitter was abuzz with snide commentary and jokes about the cash-rich league. The debutants won their match as well as an army of supporters (most of them transferring their loyalties from CSK to RPS) with their commanding display.

From the commentary to the graphics, the Twitter trolls spared no one. It may be a new season of the IPL but some things remain the same. While Ishant Shamra continued to be mocked for his hairstyle, the Twitterati couldn't heap enough praise on MS Dhoni.

Here is a collection of some of the best tweets from the opening match of the IPL:

















Updated Date: Apr 10, 2016 15:20 PM

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