Sent in to bat, Rahul and Mayank Agarwal shared an unimaginable 183 runs stand for the primary wicket to energy KXIP to very large whole of 223. But, Royals pulled off the unthinkable by finishing a report a chase.
After struggling their second defeat from being on the cusp of victory in IPL 2020, Rahul mentioned his gamers can preserve their chin up regardless of the loss, saying it was only a dangerous day and it was good that it got here early within the event.
“Look, this is T20 cricket, we have seen it so many years now, we did a lot of things right, we have to keep our chin up and come back stronger,” he mentioned.
“A lot of positives tonight, we did a lot of things right, but such things do happen, great game of cricket, we have to give it to them (Rajasthan Royals).”
At one stage, the Royals wanted 51 runs from the final three overs however Rahule Tewatia, who struggled earlier within the innings, turned the match on its head with 5 sixes off Sheldon Cottrell within the 18th over, which yielded 30 runs.
Right till that deciding over, Rahul felt that they had match wrapped up, however mentioned his bowlers have been put beneath strain by good batting from Royals.
“The game keeps you humble all the time, I honestly did think we had the game in our pocket. Towards the end they batted well and put pressure on our bowlers which led to mistakes,” Rahul mentioned.
“I back them to do the job, they have done well in the last two games, it’s OK to have one bad game. It’s good that this came early in the tournament, they will only learn from this and come back strongly.”
KXIP, who’ve received one in three video games in IPL 2020, will now look to bounce again after they face reigning champions Mumbai Indians on Thursday (October 1) in Abu Dhabi.
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