As such, Aakash Chopra has highlighted that the Punjab Kings (PBKS) have nearly made it a habit of losing matches from winning positions.
Aakash Chopra has highlighted that the Punjab Kings (PBKS) have nearly made it a habit of losing matches from winning positions. The Punjab Kings required fair four runs off the ultimate over in their IPL 2021 clash against the Rajasthan Royals (RR), with eight wickets in hand and two well-set batsmen at the wrinkle. In any case, they oversaw fair a single run to lose the match by two runs.
Whereas reflecting on the Punjab Kings’ overcome in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra pointed out that the KL Rahul-led side has not learned from their past botches.
“The expectation was that they will come back re-energized and rejuvenated but nothing like that happened. But then, it has become a habit of sorts. Haari baazi ko jo jeetne wale ko baazigar kahte hain, jeete match ko jo haarta hai, usko aaj kal Punjab Kings kahte hain.” he said
“Does it ever happen that you have an opening partnership of 120 runs, the opposing team drops four catches, you need just four runs in the last over with two set overseas batsmen at the crease, and despite that, you lose the match by two runs,” he added
However, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal stitched together a 120-run opening wicket organization in less than twelve overs. The equation bubbled down to eight runs required from the final two overs, with Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram batting fluidly, but they fizzled to cross the line.
Therefore, Aakash Chopra highlighted that the Punjab Kings are known to win the difficult way but misplaced a match that was as of now in their get a handle on this time around.
“If your name is Punjab, if something can be done the difficult way, you don’t want to do it easily. In fact, this was the match where you opened your fist and let the match go. How did you do that? They would be asking themselves as well that when the match was in their grip, how did they lose it?” he said
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