Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has lauded Mayank Agarwal after he scored an unbeaten 99 against Delhi Capitals in a losing cause. Delhi won their sith game of the season and are currently topping the points table. Meanwhile, problems have mounted for Punjab Kings after their regular KL Rahul was diagnosed with acute appendicitis. With wickets falling at the other end, Mayank carried his bat through scoring 99* off 58 balls, an inning laced with 8 fours and 4 sixes.
However as it turned out, his innings was not enough for his sie to take a win against Delhi Capitals who chased the target down with 14 balls to spare.
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Following Mayank’s scintillating unbeaten 99, former England captain-turned-commentator Kevin Pietersen was all praise for him and told on Star Sports, “I think I said on commentary that captaincy can go one of two ways. You can either deal with it, that weight of expectations that clearly is just thrown straight amongst what you got to do for your team. It can create pressure, you start to worry about your players, your team.”
Kevin Pietersen Lauds Mayank Agarwal
” Yes, he has been playing so well and he is a quality player. But sometimes you do question yourself. But I tell you what, he may have questioned himself before the game, but there is no more question to answer. When you go out and play an innings like he has just played here for all of us to see. It is just breathtaking,” Pietersen further added.
Meanwhile, after the game Mayank Agarwal updated on KL Rahul’s health condition. “He’s (KL Rahul) going for a surgery, hopefully he should be back” said Mayank on his best friend Rahul.
Punjab will next play Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), on Thursday (May 6), at the same venue, the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad where they thrashed them by 34 runs on Friday (April 30).