CSK beats PBKS in IPL 2021: Anil Kumble extremely embarrassed with KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings performance- Punjab Kings’ head coach Anil Kumble was completely unhappy with how Punjab Kings as the team lost to MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets. His face told the complete story as Punjab Kings were no match to CSK in their second match of IPL 2021.
It was their third consecutive loss to CSK in IPL. The top order in the batting department failed to perform. They were tottering at 26/5 at one stage and finally managed to score 106/8 in 20 overs. The likes of KL Rahul, Chris Gayle failed to contribute as Deepak Chahar bowled an excellent spell. It was Shahrukh Khan who got them Punjab Kings to a three-figure mark as he scored 47 runs off 36 balls.
In reply, CSK chased down the target in just 15.4 overs. Moeen Ali smashed 46 runs while Faf du Plessis slammed 33 runs.
Despite the loss, Punjab Kings co-owner, actress Preity Zinta chose to see the positives from the match.
“Not our night tonight but a few positives. #SRK batted so well under pressure & bowlers came back stronger from the previous game. Better to move on & put this behind us. Hopefully, there will be a lot of learning from tonight @PunjabKingsIPL Really well played CSK ! #PBKSvsCSK” she wrote on Twitter.
Not our night tonight but a few positives. #SRK batted so well under pressure & bowlers came back stronger from the previous game. Better to move on & put this behind us. Hopefully there will be a lot of learning from tonight @PunjabKingsIPL Really well played CSK ! #PBKSvsCSK
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) April 16, 2021
CSK beats PBKS in IPL 2021: Anil Kumble extremely embarrassed with KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings performance
Speaking at the post-match conference, KL Rahul said, “There’s not much more to say. If any team loses five wickets in the first seven or eight overs, it’s always going to be catch up. They bowled well, we played some bad shots, that’s how the game goes. It (pitch) was a lot more sticky and tacky than what it looked like. Credit to the CSK bowlers, they bowled in the right channels, Deepak with his knuckle balls got a couple of wickets, getting myself run-out doesn’t help the team. Just the way we started, the pitch was still okay, it wasn’t a 100-110 wicket, maybe 150-160 sort of a wicket. But it’s a good learning for us, hopefully we can learn from these mistakes and come back stronger in the next game.”
“Last game we got 220, this game we couldn’t get even half of it. It’s important that we learn from our mistakes and that’s the sort of team we want to be. We still want to go out there and play fearless cricket. It’s T20 cricket, more often than not you’ll score big runs but there’ll be one or two games in a season where you lose wickets like this. It’s important that we take it on the chin and move forward and get better next game,” he added.
IPL 2021: Here’s how the Twitterati reacted after Punjab Kings’ loss:
Analysis of Punjab Kings:
✓Jersey: copied from RCB
✓Name: copied from CSK
✓Logo, helmet and pads: copied from RCB
✓Literally half of the team is ex-RCBians
✓Carries RCB legacy (whoever leaves the franchise performs good)
— Akash Kashyap (@UncoveredMyth) April 16, 2021
— The Punjab King 👑 (@thepunjabking) April 16, 2021
Now time Punjab kings for rethink about ravi bishnoi over muruggan ashwin.
— सुशील बिश्नोई (@BISHNOISUSHIL2) April 16, 2021
As a Punjab kings fan
‘’ Ab to Aadat si hai mujko aise jeene mai ‘’
— Tony (@Punjabkingsteam) April 16, 2021
Anil Kumble to the boys…. pic.twitter.com/olt22XxEPt
— SMIT MODI (@smit7modi) April 16, 2021
— Robin Singh Rajput🇮🇳 (@biharihuBC) April 16, 2021
— Aarti (@i_am_messedup) April 16, 2021
— कीटाणु (@Himansh02855058) April 16, 2021
— Bhārgav Rām (@bhargav_kaka) April 16, 2021