Watch: Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Exchange Jerseys After MI vs KXIP

Mumbai Indians managed to stay alive in the tournament after defeating Kings XI Punjab by just 3 runs in a crucial Indian Premier League match on Wednesday, 16 May. Opener KL Rahul’s stunning 94 off 60 balls went in vain as KXIP could not chase Mumbai Indians’ total of 186/8.

But respecting the spirit of the game, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya exchanged jerseys with Rahul in the ‘traditional’ football way at the Wankhede Stadium.

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“Play hard, play fair! Respect comes first. Super knock, by a super player and an even better friend,” tweeted Hardik after the match.

Defending champions set the visiting team a stiff target of 187 and then restricted Kings XI to 183/5 to register their sixth win in 13th games and take their tally to 12 points with one game in hand. Mumbai have jumped to the fourth spot in the table.

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