RR beat PBKS in IPL 2021: A sensational last over by Kartik Tyagi saw Rajasthan Royals defeating PBKS by 2 runs. Kartik Tyagi bowled one of the best overs in IPL 2021 as Rajasthan Royals pulled off victory from the jaws of defeat. Defending just four runs off the last over, he took the wicket of well-settled Nicholas Pooran and then removed Deepak Hooda for a duck. The youngster finished with 29 runs for 2 wickets in 4 overs. But, most importantly, he guided RR crucial 2 points. Follow IPL 2021 live updates on insidesport.co and live streaming on Star Sports, Hotstar
Tyagi was elated after being part of ‘something special’ as he handed a sensational last over victory to his team.
For the Royals, Kartik Tyagi was the man of the hour as the pacer conceded just one run in the last over and picked two wickets to give his team a victory for the ages. Kartik Tyagi who was the player of the match, in his post-match presentation said: “I was injured during the India leg of the IPL and by the time I got fit, the tournament was suspended. Felt sad. So this feels really good.”
“I have been talking to people over the years and they keep telling me that things keep changing in this format, so I need to keep believing. I’ve always heard from everyone and also watched games in this format where strange things have happened. Today, I was fortunate to play a big role in something special. I was bowling a bit too short earlier, later worked on it consciously after getting a lot of feedback,” he added.
Riyan Parag says, ‘Defending 8 runs off just last overs was incredible’
RR beat PBKS in IPL 2021: Riyan Parag was absolutely thrilled by youngster Kartik Tyagi’s nerve-wracking over in IPL 2021. He said that defending just 8 runs in the last two overs was incredible.
“We were poor in the field and the game was slipping away from us. But, in the 19th over I told Mustafizur [Rahman] from mid-off: ‘Don’t let it finish in this over and we have a chance with Kartik [Tyagi] bowling the 20th’. And, those boys were insane. Defending 8 runs off just last 2 overs is incredible,” Riyan Parag said in the post-match conference.
Sanju Samson the captain of Rajasthan Royals said: “It’s funny that we kept believing (that we could win). I kept the overs of Mustafizur and Tyagi for the end, believing. Cricket is a funny game right. We just kept fighting and believing.”
“I always believe in my bowlers, want to keep fighting and that’s why I kept those two overs till the end. To be very honest, to get that score on this wicket, we felt good because we had the bowling. If we took the catches, we could have won the game earlier. People have really worked hard on their fitness,” the skipper added.
RR beat PBKS in IPL 2021: Jasprit Bumrah, Venkatesh Prasad left awe-struck by Kartik Tyagi’s last over
His excellent performance drew the attention of Indian pace speedster Jasprit Bumrah and former India bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad.
“What an over, Kartik Tyagi! To maintain a cool head under that kind of pressure and to get the job done, great stuff, very impressive!” he wrote on Twitter.
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) September 21, 2021
Wow! Defending 4 in the final over, giving away only 1.
Brilliant from Kartik Tyagi. Punjab can only blame themselves #PBKSvRR
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 21, 2021
An over for the ages from Kartik Tyagi! Defends 4 after the Fizz had delivered a 4 run over. Incredible finish. How could #PunjabKings mess this up!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 21, 2021
Wat a game ! Well done Kartik tyagi 👌 https://t.co/JVHpokfYFP
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) September 21, 2021
That was world class stuff from Kartik Tyagi. Absolutely brilliant #PBKSvRR
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) September 21, 2021
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) September 21, 2021
Outstanding skills displayed by young Kartik Tyagi in the final over. Absolutely Wonderful to see. #PBKSvRR
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 21, 2021
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(with inputs from ANI)