Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul took nice satisfaction in his aspect’s thrilling win over Mumbai Indians of their Indian Premier League encounter in Dubai on Sunday. Rahul made 77 earlier than KXIP tied the competition with MI whereas chasing 176. The first Super Over too led to a tie earlier than Chris Jordan, Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle ensured Punjab grabbed a much-needed win and moved sixth within the factors desk. “We will take the two points in the end. I was just hoping we get over the line because the boys have been working really really hard,” stated Rahul on the submit match presentation.
“It doesn’t always happen the way you plan so you don’t really know how to stay balanced. It [Super Over] is not the first time. But we don’t want to make a habit out of it. In the games that we have lost, even then we have played well and just not been able to get over the line,” he added.
Punjab raced to 51 for one within the Powerplay, because of Rahul who was significantly extreme on Trent Boult. The flamboyant right-hander underlined the significance of the fast begin within the eventual outcome. “After wicketkeeping for 20 overs, I knew the first six overs were crucial. The wicket was slightly slower so it was important for us to get runs in the Powerplay,” he stated.
Rahul additionally acknowledged the contributions from Gayle and Nicholas Pooran, each of whom helped maintain Punjab within the hunt with enterprising cameos. “I knew Chris and Pooran… I trust them to take down spinners. So Chris coming in has made my job easier as a batter,” he stated.
On how he prepped the gamers for the Super Over, Rahul stated, “You can never prepare for Super Overs. No team does. So you have to trust your bowler’s gut. You trust your bowler, and let them believe their instinct and gut. Shami was very clear he wanted to go six yorkers. He has been phenomenal, and keeps getting better every game. It is important that senior players win the games for the team.”