Sharjah: After recording an eight-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain KL Rahul praised Chris Gayle, left-arm West Indies batsman always cheering in the dressing room He said he had.
KXIP chased down 150 with eight wickets in hand and seven balls remaining. Mandeep Singh and Chris Gayle scored 66 and 51 respectively. With this win, KXIP has moved up to fourth place in the points table with 12 points, while KKR has moved up to fifth place with multiple points.
“Chris, it’s a very difficult decision not to play him. I ‘ve seen him play for different owners over the last seven or eight years. Runners and duos. You know how exciting he’s in the dressing room. , And then we’ll start thinking about the next game. One game at a time, “Rahul told the host host, Star Sports. Competition presentation.
Commenting on the batsman’s effort to lose his father Mandeep Singh on Friday and still play for the Punjab owners, Rahul said: “The toughness shown by Mandeep has been rubbed off in other ways.
Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scored a total of 149/9 in the allotted 20 overs before Chapman Gill scored 57 runs. For KXIP, Mohammad Shami took three wickets and Ravi Bishnoi and Chris Jordan took two wickets each.
“When we had Anil Kumble as a coach it was no surprise that we had two leg spinners playing. He always had that in mind. He worked very hard on them. Not only on them, there were no players yet. The whole team had to try, and a lot of credit had to go to coaches,” said Rahul. Said.
“I’m so excited, the whole team will be there. We decided to go out together and play positive cricket and turn things around. It’s different people raising their hands at different times. It’s all coming together. Fingers crossed that we can win a few more games,” he said. Added.
KPSIP, which has kept alive its hopes of qualifying for the playoffs, is now in the ongoing IPL.
Kings XI Punjab will lock the horns at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday 30 October against the next Rajasthan Royals.