Sharjah: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) opener Mayank Agarwal said after losing the match won against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) in two of the opening three matches of the close defeat. Even then the team has a positive atmosphere and such things (close defeat) will not last long.
In their first match of the season, Punjab had to face defeat against Delhi Capitals in the Super Over. And now the team also had to face defeat from Rajasthan Royals in a close match. In this match, Agarwal, who scored 106 off 50 balls with the help of ten fours and seven sixes, said that even after the defeat, there is a positive atmosphere in the team.
The Karnataka batsman said after the match that, to be honest, there is a very positive atmosphere in the dressing room. We have 11 matches right now, we are doing right in many things. Yes, we have failed to do close matches in our favor, but our focus is not on the results. We are happy with the kind of cricket we are playing.
He said, ‘Before the start of IPL, the team management has given a lot of thought to this. We are happy with the way we are playing and the way we are getting started. It is up to the coach and captain what they decide.
Let me tell you that this season of IPL has been good for Agarwal, who has performed well in Test cricket. Mayank also played a century in this match against Rajasthan Royals. In this match, Mayank Agarwal of Kings XI Punjab scored 106 runs and the team scored a huge score of 223 runs. But the Royals scored 226 runs for six wickets, setting the record for achieving the biggest goal in the IPL. Sanju Samson and Rahul Teotia were the heroes of his victory. Tewatia reversed the match by hitting five sixes in an over from Sheldon Cottrell.