IPL 2020 : KL Rahul gets ‘just speechless and emotional’ after KXIP’s 4th consecutive win

Kings XI Punjab pulled off a miracle win over Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs in match 43 of the Indian Premier League 2020 in Dubai on Saturday. Chasing a below-par 127 for victory, KXIP bowled out SRH for 114 in 19.5 overs to move up to 5th on the IPL 2020 points table with 5 wins from 11 games.
“Yes we are making it a habit. In the first half we somehow couldn’t make this a habit. I am just speechless right now to be honest, bit emotional. Very happy with the show from the boys. The work done is always behind the scenes, not just the players, but the support staff,” Rahul said after the match.
Rahul also praised the Kings XI support staff after the win and analysed the ways in which they pulled off this miracle win.
“You can’t change much in a player in two months but you can always make them mentally better and that’s what coach Kumble, Andy, Charl, Jonty and Wasim have done.
“After me and Mandeep played the first over we know it’s not a high scoring wicket. We were thinking close to 160. They went hard in the first six.

“But I knew we could pull things back if we don’t leak many runs in the powerplay as we have two leggies. We sat down and thought about the things that the bowlers would need in conditions like these and it’s good to see the work paying off,” Rahul said.

IPL 2020 Latest Points Table

Indian Premier League P W L D NRR Pts
1 Mumbai Indians 10 7 3 0 +1.448 14
2 Delhi Capitals 11 7 4 0 +0.434 14
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 7 3 0 +0.182 14
4 Kolkata Knight Riders 11 6 5 0 -0.476 12
5 Kings XI Punjab 11 5 6 0 -0.103 10
6 Sunrisers Hyderabad 11 4 7 0 +0.029 8
7 Rajasthan Royals 11 4 7 0 -0.620 8
8 Chennai Super Kings 11 3 8 0 -0.733 6