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Twitter Salutes Mayank Agarwal’s Spectacular 99* Against Delhi Capitals

Mayank Agarwal scored an unbeaten 99 to take Punjab Kings to 166/6 after Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to bowl first. He replaced KL Rahul as the skipper of the side and hit eight fours and four sixes in his knock. None of the other Punjab Kings batters apart from Dawid Malan came up with a sizeable contribution. Malan scored 26 and it was Agarwal’s late blitz took Punjab to a sizeable total.

Mayank Agarwal’s knock was hugely praised on Twitter after he replaced KL Rahul also as the skipper of the side. They praised his counter-attacking knock as it kept his side in scoring a good total for his side. Meanwhile, Kagis Ranada bowled a spell of 3/36 against the Punjab Kings. Avesh Khan bowled a spell of 1 for 39 while Axar patel was economical as ever bowling a spell of 1 for 21.

Earlier in the day, KL Rahul was diagnosed with acute appendicitis which might seen his seasons all but over. This adds more responsibility now for Mayank as a top-order batter and as the skipper of the side.

Delhi Capitals are placed third on the points table while Punjab Kings are placed sixth. Rahul is still leading the Orange Cap race with 331 runs in seven games at an average of 66.20 and a strike rate of 136.21.

“It’s sad and we are gonna miss him (KL) but it is what it is. We have to go out and play good cricket. We won the last game we played, so we are high on confidence. I can hope that it gets a little lower and slower as the game progresses. But it’s good to set target and then defend it. (On captaining) Really looking forward to the responsibility, we have spoken about going out there, enjoying ourselves, playing some fierce and aggressive cricket with smile on our faces” said new Punajb skipper Mayank Agarwal on KL Rahul’s absence.

Twitter Salutes Mayank Agarwal’s 99* Against Delhi Capitals

Anshuman Roy

A cricket and sports enthusiast having previously worked with Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint and now with Cricfit.
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