Kings XI Punjab managed to avoid defeat against RCB after Nicholas Pooran was brave enough to hit the winning runs for his team helping them to notch up their second win of the season. Incidentally, both of Punjab’s wins have come against Banglore.
While KL Rahul played an unbeaten knock, former KXIP skipper and mentor Virender Sehwag has a word of advice for the promising batsman. Sehwag in a video to Cricbuzz said that KL Rahul should learn how to finish games especially after batting all the way through for his team.
He said Rahul should have looked to finish the game by the 18th over instead of dragging it to the last over. Punjab needed 11 of 18 balls. They scored 17 off the next 10 deliveries as the match went down to the last ball.
“I would have enjoyed it more if KL Rahul had finished the game one or two overs before. Because, if you are in such a good form, and there are two great batters in the middle – Chris Gayle and KL Rahul. You need 11 to win in 3 overs, so if you can finish the game two overs before, then you can increase your Net Run Rate,” said Sehwag.
KL Rahul Needs to Finish Games – Virender Sehwag
The dashing opener Virender Sehwag further stated that who would have borne the blame if Punjab lost the game in the Super Over. They were lucky to be on the winning side after failing a couple of times earlier this season.
“If you had lost in the Super Over, then who would you be blaming? If you are the captain, and you are standing there till the 20th over, and you are in good form, then you should finish the game at least an over before” Sehwag further said.
Kings XI Punjab take on Mumbai Indians in their next game on Sunday. They beat RCB by 8 wickets on Thursday, however, lost to KKR by just 2 runs in their previous match.