IPL 2020, RCB vs KXIP: KL Rahul smashed a fantastic fifty as his aspect beat RCB by eight wickets.© Twitter
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper KL Rahul mentioned his aspect doesn’t belong on the backside of the Indian Premier League (IPL) factors desk. Rahul’s remarks got here after the group secured a large eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Sharjah on Thursday. Regardless of the win, KXIP remained on the backside as they’ve simply 4 factors. “I don’t know, it is (heartbeat) the very best it may be. I do not even have phrases. We knew we needed to scrape and recover from the road. We’re a much better aspect than the place we’re within the factors desk. It simply received too shut for consolation, pleased that we crossed the road,” Rahul mentioned throughout the post-match presentation.
KXIP have thus far performed eight matches and have gained simply two of them. Apparently, KXIP’s each victories within the event have come in opposition to RCB.
Rahul confused that his aspect wanted this win to realize some confidence.
“As a gaggle, we’ve been disappointing. It may get irritating. Our abilities had been good, however we did not capitalise on the massive moments. It turns into a behavior – successful and never successful. There are ups and downs and this has been the roller-coaster. We needed this win to get some confidence within the group,” he mentioned.
Throughout the match, Rahul and Chris Gayle scored half-centuries to assist their group chase down a goal of 172 runs. Rahul performed an unbeaten knock of 61 runs whereas Gayle scored 53.
Praising Gayle’s efficiency, Rahul mentioned: “He is (Gayle) not been feeling properly within the final couple of weeks. However, he’s hungry even at 41. He at all times needed to play from the primary day.”
“It was a troublesome name to make and never make him play. It is necessary to maintain the lion hungry. Wherever he bats, he is harmful. He is taken it up as a problem as properly. He’ll nonetheless be intimidating,” he added.
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