Dubai: Punjab Kings have suffered a close defeat by 2 runs in the IPL match played against Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. Punjab Kings took an ax on their own feet in this match due to one of their wrong decisions. Due to this big mistake, Punjab Kings had to lose the match.
Punjab himself shot an ax on his feet
In fact, in this match against Rajasthan Royals, the team of Punjab Kings did not give a chance to a T20 batsman like Chris Gayle. The team of Punjab Kings included South African batsman Aidan Markram in the playing XI in place of Chris Gayle, but Aidan Markram played a slow innings of 26 runs in 20 balls.
Punjab lost the match due to this mistake
Despite being at the crease, Aidan Markram could not get Punjab Kings to win. In such a situation, questions are being raised on the team selection of Punjab Kings. If the team of Punjab Kings had given Chris Gayle a chance in the playing XI, then he would not have to face defeat by 2 runs. Rajasthan Royals set a target of 186 runs for Punjab Kings to win.
These batsmen could not win
Chasing the target, the team of Punjab Kings could only make 183 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs. Punjab Kings needed 38 runs to win in the last 5 overs. Only six runs were scored in the 16th over of Chris Morris. After this Punjab needed 18 runs in the last three overs. Pooran and Markram took the team closer to the target but could not get the victory.
42-year-old Chris Gayle was not included in the playing XI. Many fans were disappointed due to the absence of West Indies star cricketer Chris Gayle. Chris Gayle turned 42 on September 21, he got a lot of congratulations on the occasion of his birthday, but he could not take the field.
Difficult for Punjab to digest defeat
Punjab Kings captain Lokesh Rahul said after the two-run loss against Rajasthan Royals, despite being in very good shape, that this defeat is difficult to digest. Punjab’s team needed only four runs in the last over and had eight wickets remaining, but Karthik Tyagi (2 for 29 runs) scored only one run in the over.
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