Australia cricketer Chris Lynn finally made his debut for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in their first match of the IPL 2021 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 9. Chris Lynn was bought by the MI franchise in the IPL 2020 auction but didn’t get to play a single match in the tournament.
It was because the franchise preferred Quinton de Kock over Lynn, given that the left-hander was better equipped against spin on slow and turning tracks of UAE, where the IPL 13 was hosted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the presence of scintillating top-order batsmen and openers like Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav, meant Lynn had to wait for his turn.
Finally, he was able to don the MI blue jersey on Friday, April 9, as De Kock was not available for the team due to still being in quarantine after arriving from South Africa. While de Kock is going to be available from the second game onwards, for now, Lynn has guaranteed to give some problem to the management through his promising performance on his MI debut.
Krunal Pandya Wishes Chris Lynn On His Birthday; Compares Him To Jonny Sins
Chris Lynn has often being compared to adult film star Jonny Sins due to his likeness to the star and because they both have bald heads. This was once more brought into the limelight when his MI teammate Krunal Pandya compared Lynn to Sins while wishing him on his birthday.
In a video package shared by Mumbai Indians Twitter, Pandya can be seen cheering from behind, “Happy birthday to our very own Jonny.” Not only him, but other players were also heard saying ‘Johnny’ during the celebrations. Funnily, the cricketer has himself admitted that he “prefers Johnny Sins” as a look-a-like.
After losing their first match in the IPL 2021 to RCB, the Mumbai franchise will be looking forward to continuing the defense of their IPL title when they face the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Chennai on April 13. It remains to be seen if Lynn will secure his place in the side.
🗣️ "It's great to make your debut for one of the most successful franchises around the world."
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 10, 2021