KXIP responds to Salman Khan’s viral tweet
The epic encounter between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians turned out to be a visual treat to the supporters all across the world. From fours to sixes, superb catches to good fielding efforts, two super overs in a single game, this is arguably the best game in the history of the Indian Premier League.
After the game ended in a tie in the first over, Kings XI Punjab comfortably won the game in the second super, courtesy Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal as they did the job with two balls to spare. Kings XI Punjab are currently placed seventh in the points table.
They won three games out of nine. However, they are still in the fight for the top-four spot. Kings XI Punjab led by KL Rahul are in good form at the moment. They defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in a row.
Kings XI Punjab will play Delhi Capitals in the next fixture which is scheduled to be held today at Dubai International Stadium. It is a must-win game for KL Rahul’s team. On the contrary, Delhi Capitals need just one victory to book their place in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Salman’s Khan’s old tweet was doing the rounds on social media. “Zinta’s team won kya ?,” Salman Khan wrote on Twitter. Kings XI Punjab replied to Salman Khan’s old tweet by saying “Yes”.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) October 18, 2020
“It’s not the first time, I’m getting used to it but we’ll take the two points however they come. It doesn’t always happen so you don’t know how to stay balanced in a situation like this. We have put in some really amazing performances even in the games we lost.
We’re trying to come back harder in each game and wins like these help. After wicket-keeping for 20 overs, batting in the first six is very crucial. We knew it would get slower with their decent spinners, so Mayank and I got a good start over 50 runs. When Chris plays against spinners, I trust them to take down the spinners.
Chris coming in helps, he is an experienced player and knows how to carry the team through. You can’t prepare for Super Overs, no team prepares for Super Overs. You have to trust your bowling group and it is important you let them believe their instinct and gut.
Shami was certain he wanted to go for six yorkers and he has been phenomenal for us. It is important senior guys put their hands up for us. We still want to take it one game at a time and when you haven’t won a lot in the first seven, every victory is sweet. The talk in the dressing room is to focus on the process and stay calm.
That is the kind of mood we want to set and everybody is professional and competitive and they want to win games. We know we need to win everything from here, but not at the cost of processes, we need to enjoy ourselves here,” KL Rahul said at the post-match presentation.