IPL 2021: Anil Kumble says “Defeat against RR bitter pill to swallow”

IPL 2021, As such, Anil Kumble Punjab Kings head coach opened up on the last-over vanquish against Rajasthan Royals. It saying that it was a troublesome pill to swallow for him and his side. Kumble moreover figured such limit losses have gotten to be a pattern for the franchise.

Karthik Tyagi bowled a thrilling final over as Rajasthan Royals pulled off a mind-blowing two-run win over Punjab Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) thriller in Dubai on Tuesday. Punjab required four runs off the final six balls but Tyagi expelled Nicholas Pooran (32) and Deepak Hooda (0) and gave absent as it were one run to grab the win for his group from the jaws of defeat.

“It is sort of becoming a pattern for us, especially as soon as we get to Dubai it seems. There was a clear message that we need to finish this game in 19 overs and that was the approach, unfortunately, we let it till the end, in the last couple of balls, it becomes a lottery. The new batter going in is a bit of a lottery. Credit to the way Tyagi bowled the last over,” Kumble said


“It was obvious he is going to bowl wide outside the off-stump, some of our batters did not take the right option, yes, it has become a pattern and that has something we need to discuss. We have five more games but we do not want to get bogged down by this defeat. It is certainly a difficult pill to swallow,” he added.

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IPL 2021: Anil Kumble

“It was a very good wicket, we came back really well in the last four overs. If I am right, we picked up six wickets and gave away just 20 runs. Arshdeep bowled really brilliantly. Shami bowled brilliantly. One side of the boundaries was short and the other was longer. At one stage, Rajasthan Royals was set to get 200,” said Kumble.

“You have to take positives out of this, the way we played, Rajasthan looked set to get 200 but we pulled it back in those final overs. The bowling of Arshdeep, Shami, and Harpreet Brar was good. There are enough positives from bowling and batting. The opening partnership has always done well for us,” he added.

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