Sharjah: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) had a target of 224 runs in front of Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Sunday and were on the winning path till the last, but in the 18th over, the match suddenly changed and the team lost. After the match, Punjab captain KL Rahul said that this is T20 cricket. Rajasthan needed 51 runs off 18 balls to win in the last. Rahul Tewatia took 5 sixes in the 18th over, reversed the match situation and ultimately lost to Punjab.
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After the match, Rahul said, ‘Look, this is T20 cricket. We have seen this many times. We need to maintain our confidence. We did a lot of good things. But you have to give them credit. This game always keeps you humble.
The captain defended his bowlers and said, ‘Under pressure, bowlers can make mistakes. We need to come back strongly. I support my bowlers. A bad match goes on. It is a good thing that it happened at the beginning of the tournament. We can come back strongly. There was a small ground, so the goal does not matter.