IPL 2020, RCB vs KXIP: KL Rahul smashed a superb fifty as his aspect beat RCB by eight wickets.© Twitter
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper KL Rahul stated his aspect doesn’t belong on the backside of the Indian Premier League (IPL) factors desk. Rahul’s remarks got here after the crew secured an enormous eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Sharjah on Thursday. Despite the win, KXIP remained on the backside as they’ve simply 4 factors. “I have no idea, it’s (heartbeat) the highest it can be. I don’t even have words. We knew we had to scrape and get over the line. We are a far better side than where we are in the points table. It just got too close for comfort, happy that we crossed the line,” Rahul stated in the course of the post-match presentation.
KXIP have to this point performed eight matches and have gained simply two of them. Interestingly, KXIP’s each victories within the event have come towards RCB.
Rahul burdened that his aspect wanted this win to achieve some confidence.
“As a group, we have been disappointing. It can get frustrating. Our skills were good, but we didn’t capitalise on the big moments. It becomes a habit – winning and not winning. There are ups and downs and this has been the roller-coaster. We wanted this win to get some confidence in the group,” he stated.
During the match, Rahul and Chris Gayle scored half-centuries to assist their crew chase down a goal of 172 runs. Rahul performed an unbeaten knock of 61 runs whereas Gayle scored 53.
Praising Gayle’s efficiency, Rahul stated: “He’s (Gayle) not been feeling well in the last couple of weeks. But, he is hungry even at 41. He always wanted to play from the first day.”
“It was a tough call to make and not make him play. It’s important to keep the lion hungry. Wherever he bats, he’s dangerous. He’s taken it up as a challenge as well. He’ll still be intimidating,” he added.
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