Batting first, KL Rahul took the accountability as a captain and managed to place 221 on board in simply 20 overs.
Rahul was the highest scorer for the red-army with a 50-ball 91, together with seven fours and 5 sixes. Their middle-order batsman Deepak Hooda too chipped in with essential runs at a scintillating strike charge of 228.57. He smashed 64 runs off 28 deliveries.
With the primary innings bending the match in favour of the Mohali-based franchise, their luck rocked forwards and backwards when the Sanju Samson-led staff managed to attain 217 and misplaced the chase by solely 4 runs.
Previously often called Kings XI Punjab, the Preity Zinta-owned franchise have managed to qualify for the playoffs solely twice. And the closest ever they got here to the trophy was within the 2014 season once they completed as runner-ups.
It was solely within the present season that they modified their title from Kings XI Punjab to Punjab Kings and introduced alongside a brand new emblem and a jersey.
After the gut-thumping match, Zinta took to Twitter and congratulated her staff. Her tweet indicated that she was going via a plethora of feelings after the face to face match.
Regardless that she applauded the staff, Zinta additionally accepted that although her franchise has been re-branded with a brand new title, emblem and a jersey, but they appear to be the very outdated Punjab that has given her some nervous moments. The Bollywood diva went on to say Rahul and Hooda, the evening’s superstars for Punjab, in her tweet. She additionally appeared happy with the truth that in the long run, Punjab managed to win the match.
Yeah 👊What a recreation ! We have now a New title & a New Jersey, nonetheless #saddapunjab received’t cease giving us coronary heart assaults in a recreation. What to do ? Not an ideal recreation for us however in the long run it was PERFECT🤩Wow @klrahul11 @iamdeepakhooda & all of the boys @PunjabKingsIPL #RRvsPBKS #IPL2021 #Ting pic.twitter.com/UDwPlBlgl0
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) April 12, 2021
PBKS will play their subsequent recreation in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on April 16 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.