KL Rahul dedicates ‘Man of the Match’ award: The Kings XI Punjab-captain lauded the 41-year previous participant for exhibiting starvation to attain runs.
Kings XI Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul agrees that it’s pure to be “disillusioned” and “pissed off” after dropping within the method during which his group has misplaced matches within the ongoing thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League.
It’s value mentioning that Kings XI proceed to be on the backside of the factors desk with a few victories in eight matches to this point. Within the must-win zone now, Punjab have to win all their remaining six matches to be in rivalry to qualify for the playoffs.
“It’s very pure to really feel disillusioned and pissed off and it’s not simply me, as a bunch we’ve been pissed off. Our expertise had been superb, most likely didn’t capitalise within the huge moments beginning with the primary sport at Delhi [Capitals].
“It’s a part of the IPL, it’s a part of cricket. There are ups and downs and this has been the type of rollercoaster that’s been loopy however on a constructive notice we would have liked this win,” Rahul stated in the course of the post-match presentation ceremony.
Rahul, who’s main an IPL franchise for the primary time in his profession, has been excellent with the bat as his 448 runs in eights T20s at a mean and strike fee of 74.66 and 133.33 respectively put him on the high of the very best run-scorer’s listing. Nevertheless, the 28-year previous participant refrains from reflecting on his particular person efficiency.
“In the mean time, my first time as captain, you type of don’t replicate by yourself efficiency. As a frontrunner, you should consider everyone and handle the 15 or the 25 balanced and hungry to do properly. That’s been the problem so private performances haven’t been on my thoughts a lot,” Rahul additional stated.
KL Rahul dedicates ‘Man of the Match’ award to Chris Gayle
After sharing a 78-run opening stand with Mayank Agarwal (45), (53) because the duo scored 93 runs for the second wicket earlier than the latter was dismissed within the final over.
An absolute legend of the T20 format, Gayle lastly obtained a match after warming the bench in seven matches this season. Claiming not taking part in Gayle as a “robust name”, Rahul lauded the 41-year previous participant for having the starvation to attain runs.
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“I believe, firstly, this [Man of the Match award] ought to go to Chris [Gayle]. He has not been feeling properly however he’s at all times been hungry. Anybody who noticed him, he was coaching onerous like he’s most likely by no means accomplished.
“It was a troublesome name to make to not play somebody like that. I gained’t take credit score but it surely’s essential to maintain the lion hungry generally. Wherever he bats, he’s nonetheless the identical participant and it labored right this moment. Hopefully he can keep it up,” Rahul concluded.