Match 17, PBKS vs MI – Who Mentioned What


PBKS gained the sport by 9 wickets as MI continued their below-average run in IPL 2021.

Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI

The 17th match of the Indian Premier League noticed motion between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians. PBKS gained the sport by 9 wickets as MI continued their below-average run in IPL 2021. PBKS gained the toss and invited Rohit Sharma and firm to point out up with the willow first. MI may by no means arrange the tone of a superb goal and reached merely 131 runs in 20 overs. Skipper Rohit did shine for the workforce together with his 52-ball 63 however turned out to be the lone warrior.

KL Rahul gained the participant of the match award for yet one more beautiful present with the bat. Suryakumar Yadav’s cameo of 33 runs pushed the workforce a bit extra however MI couldn’t put large on the board. Ravi Bishnoi and Mohammed Shami picked two wickets every and refused to leak any runs owing to their tight bowling present.

KL Rahul builds sport for PBKS once more

Whereas wanting up the atypical goal, the opening pair of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal set the superb tone for his or her workforce. Rahul performed skipper’s innings by smashing 60* off 52 deliveries and was supported nicely sufficient by Universe Boss Chris Gayle (43 off 35). Together with the common batting present, MI continued their common present with the ball too as solely Rahul Chahal may get a single wicket below his belt.


Dropping skipper, Rohit Sharma mentioned:

 Not sufficient runs. I nonetheless really feel it isn’t a foul wicket to bat on. You noticed how they batted and gained the sport by 9 wickets. It’s simply the applying which is lacking in our batting. Should you get 150-160 on this wicket then you might be all the time within the sport, that’s one thing we did not do within the final two video games. You possibly can take a look at it both manner, I assumed their bowlers bowled nicely within the powerplay, Ishan was attempting to hit however couldn’t get it and even I used to be not capable of hit. We have now batted nicely within the powerplay however at this time we failed to take action. One thing is lacking in our batting line-up, we’re not ready 20 overs within the trend we wish and one thing that we’ve to take a look at and see what we are able to do. It was only a tactical factor, we needed somebody who would bat nicely in opposition to the spinners and SKY was the one to try this. However while you play on such a difficult pitch then you need to be prepared for all the probabilities. While you attempt, if it really works it appears to be like good and if it doesn’t work then it appears to be like unhealthy, however we all the time again the choice we make. We’re not placing sufficient effort on the sector and when the situations are powerful you must perceive how you must bat and the way you must bowl.

Profitable skipper and participant of the match, KL Rahul mentioned:

We don’t wish to get too forward of ourselves. Slowly we’re coming collectively as a workforce. The fellows we’ve backed are slowly coming by. Bishnoi got here again at this time and the best way he bowled was sensible. We had heard that there was lots of dew right here. I felt like that would play an element. The drier ball began to grip, when it turns it will get actually laborious. It was good of Chris that he received by that interval. He knew whom to focus on. That’s what you get with Chris, not simply damaging batting but additionally expertise of enjoying T20 cricket. He (Bishnoi) sadly missed the primary few video games, he’s labored with Anil bhai, he’s been courageous. He held his composure. Once I know what goal I’m chasing, it will get simpler to tempo the innings. Actually proud of the best way I completed the innings.