West Indies allrounder Sherfane Rutherford has left the fans in split by arriving in Pakistan to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 by wearing Mumbai Indians’ kit. Sherfane Rutherford was in the UAE for the recently-concluded IPL 2020.
Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the final to win the title for a record fifth time. Unfortunately, Sherfane Rutherford didn’t get a chance to play a single game. The Mumbai-based outfit had secured his services last year by trading him from Delhi Capitals.
The 22-year old had played seven times for Delhi Capitals. But with Mumbai Indians’ going strong throughout the tournament, he didn’t get a chance to play this season.
The left-handed batsman will be hoping that Karachi Kings give him a chance in the playing eleven. But ahead of the start of action, he has left the fans in split with his action. The West Indies star landed in Karachi by wearing Mumbai Indians’ jacket and face mask. Karachi Kings posted a photo of the allrounder on their official Twitter handle.
— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) November 11, 2020
And as soon as the fans spotted Sherfane Rutherford in the Mumbai Indians’ kit, they were left in splits.
Here are some of the reactions from the fans:
— Jigarr Jain (@MeinTeraHero) November 12, 2020
Ohooo bhai sahab seedhaa ipl khel ke Karachi chale gaye, Mumbai ki jersey aur mask lagaye😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂 https://t.co/ZUV48Ukuyv
— Aritree (@ahadmyluv) November 13, 2020
— Roni Sen Gupta🇮🇳 (@roni_gupta1) November 12, 2020
— Illogical Human (@Shekhawat_1002) November 12, 2020
Hahahahaha arrived in Pakistan wearing Mumbai Indians jacket 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/NfLaz0Yq1I
— Amey Pethkar 🇮🇳🇦🇪 (@ameyp9) November 12, 2020
Oh dear God ……. https://t.co/AJeyiwBuDh
— Emad Zafar (@EmadZafar) November 11, 2020
Chad,coming to play PSL wearing Mumbai Indians outfit https://t.co/X46znT9J13
— Saad (@itsaaadbro) November 11, 2020
Bechare k lie Karachi ka track suit to bhej dete Mumbai Indians ka pehn k aa raha ha
— Hashir Bin Ahmed (@HashirBinAhmed) November 12, 2020
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is holding the four remaining PSL playoffs matches and the summit clash this weekend and next week in Karachi. Earlier this year in March, the fifth edition of the PSL had to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The decision was taken by the PCB after reports emerged that one overseas player had shown symptoms of COVID-19. The tournament was cancelled just before the playoffs stage. The revised schedule will see the remaining games taking place between November 14 to 17.
Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings will face-off in the Qualifier and Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi are scheduled to clash in Eliminator, with both matches taking place on November 14. The second Eliminator will take place on November 15 before the final takes place two days later.