Kolkata Knight Riders registered an emphatic 25-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator of IPL 2018 at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday (May 23).
KKR will now face Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second qualifier at the same venue on Friday (May 25) to fight for a place in the final. The winner of Qualifier 2 will meet MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the summit clash on Sunday (May 27).
However, ahead of the second qualifier, the Twitterati are asking questions concerning the authenticity of upcoming IPL 2018 final. Cricket fans on Twitter were left perplexed after an advertisement went viral, showing the Knight Riders facing the Super Kings in IPL 2018 final.
Hotstar, the live streaming website and app from Star, has reportedly broadcast a video promo of the all-important final. Notably, the promo video shows CSK and KKR players featuring in it.
Even though Circle of Cricket can’t verify the authenticity of the 10-second long clip, it seems that several social media users noticed and posted the promo video on Twitter and FB.
Watch the video below:
Hotstar Predicted IPL Final So Early CSKvKKR Lmao 😂
— Sharan (@hanjiokay) May 23, 2018
Here is the reactions to this tweet :
All the IPL matches are fixed..
Fully Scripted tournament..
Final will be CSK vs KKR..
Because these two teams are having massive fan following.. SRK & his frnds will come to watch that match..
Television rating will be high..
So BCCI will make sure that KKR goes to the final..
— Rohan K (@RoflMarathi_) May 22, 2018
— Nagaraj Reddy (@NagarajReddy92) May 24, 2018
— Kotagiri Sathwik (@SathwikKotagiri) May 24, 2018
But what we think is they might have produced promo for both the teams competing with CSK in the final which means a promo which implying CSK battling Kolkata and a separate promo which will show CSK competing with Sunrisers Hydrabad. This will instigate the fans of the respective teams to grow their curiosity. A curiosity on either their team is going to make the finals or not. But for that we have to witness a promo on CSK vs SRH playing the finals. But there is no sign for any of that sort yet.