Punjab Kings might need to misplace their second sport within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) however skipper KL Rahul desires his facet to study from the error they made in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) and bounce again stronger within the match. Proper-arm pacer Deepak Chahar picked 4 wickets earlier than Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali helped CSK register a straightforward win over Punjab Kings right here on the Wankhede Stadium on Friday night. Chahar had run by Punjab Kings’ top-heavy batting order dismissing Mayank Agarwal and Nicholas Pooran for geese whereas sending again Chris Gayle and Deepak Hooda for 10 runs every.
“There’s not rather more to say. If any workforce loses 5 wickets within the first seven or eight overs, it is at all times going to be caught up. They bowled nicely, we performed some dangerous pictures, that is how the sport goes,” Rahul advised host broadcaster Star Sports activities after the match.
“It (pitch) was much more sticky and cheesy than what it seemed like. Credit score to the CSK bowlers, they bowled in the correct channels, Deepak together with his knuckle balls obtained a few wickets, getting myself run-out does not assist the workforce,” he additional mentioned.
“Simply the way in which we began, the pitch was nonetheless okay, it wasn’t a 100-110 wicket, possibly 150-160 form of a wicket. Nevertheless, it’s a great studying for us, hopefully, we are able to study from these errors and are available again stronger within the subsequent sport,” Rahul added.
Punjab Kings had scored greater than 200 runs of their first sport however the Rahul-led facet wasn’t even in a position to cross the 110-run mark in opposition to CSK on Friday.
“Final sport we obtained 220, this sport we could not get even half of it. It is vital that we study from our errors and that is the form of workforce we need to be. We nonetheless need to go on the market and play fearless cricket,” mentioned Rahul.
“It is T20 cricket, as a rule, you will rating huge runs however there will be one or two video games in a season the place you lose wickets like this. It is vital that we take it on the chin and transfer ahead and get higher subsequent sport,” he added.
Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson might need bowling nicely in opposition to CSK however the two bowlers had been costly in Punjab Kings’ opening sport within the IPL 2021.
“The primary sport did not go too nicely for these two (Richardson and Meredith), it was their first sport and I’m certain they had been a bit nervous. That was the chat after the sport as nicely, that is how IPL goes. It may be robust and merciless. Their plans had been clear, they did execute it fairly nicely,” mentioned Rahul.
“It was good to see that they got here again stronger this sport they usually gave us essential breakthroughs. We might wish to assess ourselves on the important thing factors that we talk about earlier than the sport and if we caught to these plans,” he added.
Punjab Kings will subsequently tackle Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
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