IPL 2021: KL Rahul reveals why Bishnoi did not play the first few games
Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul is a happy man in the wake of his team’s overall performance against the defending champions in Chennai. PBKS bowlers hit the right line and length and maintained their subtle bowling variations throughout the game. As a result, they were able to keep the MI batsmen silent most of the time.
Moises Henriques might not have picked up a wicket but he conceded just 12 runs in his quota of 3 overs. The likes of Mohammed Shami and Ravi Bishnoi took 2 wickets each while Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Hooda bagged a wicket to their name respectively.
Mumbai Indians could score 131/6 in 20 overs as Rohit Sharma top-scored with 63 off 52 balls including 5 fours and 2 sixes. In response to MI’s paltry target, PBKS chased down the innings with caution and aggression. PBKS captain KL Rahul played a match-winning knock and helped his team steer past the finishing line against Mumbai Indians.
Lokesh Rahul top-scored with 60 of 52 balls including 3 fours and as many sixes. He got help from Chris Gayle at the other end as the Universe Boss scored 43 off 35 balls including 5 fours and 2 sixes. PBKS won the game by 9 wickets to seal a memorable win over MI. KL Rahul was named the man of the match for his spectacular knock.
KL Rahul reveals why Ravi Bishnoi didn’t play the first few games:
PBKS captain, while speaking to the broadcaster at the post-match presentation has revealed why Ravi Bishnoi did not play the first few games this season. The right-arm leg-spinner who bowled his first game impressed his team by coming up with good bowling figures of 2/21 in his quota of 4 overs at an economy of 5.20
“Bishnoi came in this game and the way he bowled was brilliant. He (Ravi Bishnoi) unfortunately missed the first few games. He has been working really hard with Anil bhai and there were a few things that he needed to correct. He’s been somebody who is brave, that’s very good to see for a spinner,” KL Rahul said at the post-match presentation.