IPL 2021 – Rahul Mayank Jinx Masters: The opening pair of Punjab Kings KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal have emerged as one of the most consistent pairs for Punjab in their IPL history. Rahul & Aggarwal registered their 4 century partnership in the IPL. But..But…But that too like 3 others ended in the losing cause for Punjab Kings – making them the most jinxed partners in the IPL history.
IPL 2021: KL Rahul-Mayank Agarwal becomes the most jinxed partners in IPL history, 4 century stands – all matches PBKS lost
IPL 2021 – Rahul Mayank Jinx Masters: KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal gave Punjab Kings the perfect start to their run chase of 186, amassing 120 for the opening wicket – but still ended on a losing side
- Rahul & Mayank have now registered 4 Century partnerships for Punjab Kings
- Surprisingly Each of the century stand have resulted in a defeat
- The number of century stands by the pair in defeats is the joint-most for an IPL pair.
- The former Royal Challengers Bangalore pair of Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli also had four century partnerships in losses.
- These two pairs also jointly hold the record for most century stands in defeats in all T20s.
IPL 2021 – Rahul Mayank Jinx Masters: The story of jinxes for KL Rahul & Mayank doesn’t end there. The 120 runs partnership weaved in by the pair on Tuesday for the first wicket is is the second-highest opening stand in a defeat in an IPL chase.
The highest is 121 between Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa for KKR, also against Royals.
IPL 2021 – Rahul Mayank Jinx Masters: KL Rahul very upset with another loss after scoing big
“It’s a tough one to swallow. We have been a team that has experienced games like these before. We need to see how we can handle pressure better. Trying to finish in the 18th over sometimes you go too hard and lose your way and let the opponents in,” KL Rahul said in the post-match presentation.
“We haven’t learnt from previous mistakes. We will now try to come back stronger and win the next five games. We pulled things back quite nicely with the ball, kept taking wickets, which is very crucial in this format. Getting runs for me, Mayank and even Aiden in his first IPL game was important,” he added.
For the Royals, Kartik Tyagi was the man of the hour as the pacer conceded just two runs in the last over and picked two wickets to give his team a victory for the ages.