The fourth match of the season between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals took the course of a meander and the fans spent a fortune on the tug of war. But, in the end, PBKS defeated RR by a narrow margin of four runs. After the win, the co-owner of PBKS, Preity Zinta, tweeted that her team would never stop giving them heart attacks.
Banking on 50-ball 91 from Rahul and a quick 64 off 28 deliveries from Deepak Hooda, PBKS accumulated a mammoth total of 221/6. While chasing the score, Sanju Samson’s RR made the PBKS camp shiver and swing. Captain Samson became the first player in the history of the Indian Premier League to score a century on debut match as the skipper.
Samson’s 119 off 63 failed to make his side cross the finishing line. They had a cameo from Riyan Parag, who scored 25 from 11 balls but failed to stitch it big. The fall of wickets at the other end was the concern for the Royals. RR made 217/7 in the allotted 20 overs, as the Royals fell short by just 4 runs.
Previously Kings XI Punjab, Zinta’s team have a new name and a new kit, but the spinning twists between Punjab and Rajasthan have not changed. She also congratulated PBKS, captained by KL Rahul, on winning their season opener. Preity Zinta also praised Sanju Samson for his brilliant knock.
Preity Zinta wrote on Twitter: “Yeah What a game ! We have a New name & a New Jersey, still #saddapunjab won’t stop giving us heart attacks in a game. What to do ? Not a perfect game for us but in the end it was PERFECT Wow @klrahul11 @iamdeepakhooda & all the boys @PunjabKingsIPL #RRvsPBKS #IPL2021 #Ting”.
“A special mention to #Samson for an incredible knock ! So happy to start this tournament with a Win Yeahh ! #PBKS,” Zinta added.
Punjab Wont Stop Giving Us Heart Attacks: Preity Zinta
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) April 12, 2021
Despite having a good start in the last season, Punjab failed to qualify for the playoffs. Their game faded away as the tournament advanced. They managed to win only six games. In the last 13 editions, Punjab have qualified for the playoffs only twice. In 2014 they became the runners-up.