New Delhi: In the 37th match of IPL 2021, Punjab Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs. After this match, Punjab captain KL Rahul made a big statement. Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul said he has become accustomed to these close matches after a thrilling five-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a thrilling low-scoring Indian Premier League match here on Saturday.
Rahul said – now I have become addicted
Rahul said, ‘Now I have become accustomed to these (close matches) matches. I hope TRP will increase due to Punjab Kings. We have won, nothing more to say. Rahul praised Jason Holder who was adjudged ‘man of the match’. He said, ‘Holder played a great innings. He took the wickets of mine and Mayank Agarwal in the same over. There was no pace in the pitch. It was important for us to persevere. Unfortunately this could not happen.
He said, ‘This win has given us confidence that no matter what situation we are in, our bowlers can get the opposition team out. Shami got off to a good start by taking two wickets.
Holder’s broken heart
Jason Holder, who was the ‘Player of the Match’, said, ‘Bad defeat. We came close to winning the match but a lot happened in the end. Good to start with the ball. This West Indian player first took three wickets of Punjab Kings, so that they could only score 125 runs for seven wickets. Batting again, scoring an unbeaten 47 off 29 balls with five sixes made the match close.
Hyderabad out of playoff
Sunrisers Hyderabad team is now out of the race for playoffs. His captain Kane Williamson said after the defeat, ‘I think the bowlers and the fielders did a great job. The pitch was difficult for batting. We were trying to get the match closer. Great effort by Jason Holder. This session was very disappointing. We should have learned some lessons from the first half.