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‘Mumbai cha raja, Rohit Sharma’: Sam Curran’s doppelganger chants during Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians match

ByTrisha Sengupta
Apr 20, 2024 02:46 PM IST

IPL 2024: During the Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians match, a person resembling Sam Curran was seen chanting, "Mumbai cha raja, Rohit Sharma".

IPL 2024: A video of a cricket fan chanting “Mumbai cha raja, Rohit Sharma” during the Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians match has gone viral. What surprised people was how the fan from Australia chanting the viral phrase resembled English cricketer Sam Curran.

IPL 2024: The image (L) shows Rohit Sharma, and the picture (R) is of Sam Curran’s doppelganger whose chants during Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians match went viral. (File photo, Instagram/@jake.jeakings)
IPL 2024: The image (L) shows Rohit Sharma, and the picture (R) is of Sam Curran’s doppelganger whose chants during Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians match went viral. (File photo, Instagram/@jake.jeakings)

A blogger and a cricket fan, Jake Jeakings, whose Instagram bio says he is from Australia, shared his video a day ago. “Who is the king of Mumbai?” he wrote as his video’s caption and also tagged Rohit Sharma.

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In the video, he is seen shouting “Mumbai cha raja” at the Mullanpur Stadium and the crowd is seen completing his chant by saying “Rohit Sharma”. This moment was captured when Mumbai Indians faced Punjab Kings. The former beat the latter by 9 runs.

What the video of Sam Curran’s doppelganger here:

Since being shared a day ago, the video has accumulated more than 3.2 lakh views. The clip is also being re-shared across various social media platforms. Jeakings’ Instagram post has also collected nearly 28,000 likes. People posted varied comments, including how much he resembles Sam Curran.

Here’s how Instagram users reacted to this viral video:

“This Aussie kid looks like Sam Curran,” wrote an Instagram user.

“Sam Curran. Real I'd se aao (Come from your real ID),” posted another.

“Why is Sam Curran not playing the match? I'm pretty disappointed he's not helping his team and just watching the match,” joined a third.

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“Sam Curran is not supporting his team today,” added a fourth.

“Sam Curran in the stands,” shared a fifth.

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 is the 17th edition of the mega cricketing event. In total, ten teams are taking part in the IPL - Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Titans, Lucknow Super Giants, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

What are your thoughts on this viral video of Sam Curran’s doppelganger rooting for Rohit Sharma? Did the video surprise you, too?

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