The team of Punjab won by going to the final match in the match between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) on the ground of Sharjah on Thursday. The same RCB wicket-keeper batsman AB de Villiers said that Sharjah was very busy on the field and I want to make it clear that I am a team man.
If the coach and captain agree on a strategy, then I do not doubt them in any way, but I have full support. Something similar happens in team sports and this is how a successful team works.
The Bangalore captain won the toss and decided to bat first against Punjab and I was hoping to bat at number four. When the second wicket fell in the sixth over, I started crossing the gate whose path leads to the ground.
At the same time, I was asked to wait, because the coach and the captain had made this decision. At that time, we were batting in front of two leg-spinners from Punjab with left-handed and right-handed combinations. And this was the right decision, teams from all over the world give priority to feeding left-handed batsmen in front of leg-spinners.
I did not raise any question on that decision when this decision was taken. Nor am I questioning it now. AB de Villiers has no problem with it as I did. In the same match, due to aggressive batting at the end of Chris Morris, we were able to reach a score of 171 runs in 20 overs.
It may be that on the small ground of Sharjah, it was less than the number of runs we needed. The same Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul and opener batsman Mayank Agarwal then playing the first match of this league Chris Gayle contributed significantly in chasing the target.
Despite some scary experience in the last experience, the Kings XI Punjab team managed to keep the expectations alive in the IPL. AB de Villiers said that I believe that any team can beat any team when it has its day in this tournament.
As far as Bangalore is concerned, we have to work hard to get out of this disappointing defeat. And you will have to get the rhythm by winning against Rajasthan in the match in Dubai on Saturday.