Former Indian cricketer, Anil Kumble has praised Punjab Kings (PBKS) batter Shahrukh Khan for his unbeaten 23 (10), as seven runs have been wanted within the final over. He helped his facet to chase down the 160-run goal with three balls remaining.
Whereas, PBKS in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, has now received three video games and misplaced two in 5 fixtures it performed this season. Their final win got here towards Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) after they clinched the sport by two wickets.
Anil Kumble thinks Shahrukh Khan’s innings will increase his confidence-
“He’s a finisher. That’s what he does for Tamil Nadu within the video games he’s performed for them and it was very nice to see him end issues off. Within the earlier recreation as nicely, he had a cameo proper on the finish. However this one was underneath stress,” stated veteran Indian leg spinner on Jio Cinema.
Shahrukh performs for Tamil Nadu and has been a part of the victorious group which received the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020-21 and 2021-22. Moreover, his hitting skills have helped the state group to an ideal extent. Thus, PBKS purchased the Tamil Nadu batter for an enormous sum of INR 9 crores within the IPL 2023 mini-auction.
“They needed to get nearly 10 runs an over within the final two overs, with Harpreet Brar on the opposite finish and Skiander Raza obtained out within the earlier over. That was a well-made 23 to complete issues off for Punjab. It will give him quite a lot of confidence going into the latter half of the match,” he additional added.
Sikandar Raza, who performs for Zimbabwe, made a “calculated assault” as per Sunil Gavaskar towards LSG spinner Krunal Pandya. Raza smashed Krunal for 2 back-to-back sixes and a 4 within the thirteenth over to place the stress again on the house facet whereas chasing a 160-run goal.
Raza scored 57 runs off 41 balls to information his facet to a two-wicket win over the house facet at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.
“I feel Punjab was very spectacular on the sphere. The bottom fielding was good however the catching was sensible, particularly from Shahrukh Khan within the deep, it’s not straightforward since you’re not solely seeking to get underneath the ball but in addition fearful in regards to the line there. It was sensible from Shahrukh Khan,” acknowledged Kumble.
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Whereas within the chase, PBKS misplaced their opener within the very first over as Atharva Taide obtained out with out troubling the scorers, whereas Prabhsimran Singh was dismissed within the third over. Later with Brief’s effort at one down place and Harpreet Singh’s 22 and Raza’s effort, PBKS ended their innings on 161/8 to chase down the goal.