Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul was dejected astatine the post-match presumption aft his squad suffered a crushing decision by 6 wickets against Chennai Super Kings successful Match 8 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 connected Friday.
PBKS were enactment connected the backfoot precise aboriginal successful the lucifer by Deepak Chahar, who bagged 4 wickets for 13 runs successful his opening spell to enactment CSK successful the driver's seat. Punjab could ne'er retrieve from the aboriginal blows and managed conscionable 106 for 8 successful the 20 overs aft being asked to bat archetypal astatine the Wankhede Stadium successful Mumbai.
CSK past rode connected Moeen Ali (46) and Faf du Plessis's (36 not out) second-wicket concern of 66 to pursuit down the people successful 15.4 overs.
Rahul, who was tally retired for 5 by Ravindra Jadeja's direct-hit successful the 3rd over, sounded highly disappointed with his team's batting show and urged his teammates to larn from their mistakes and determination forward.
"There's not overmuch much to say. When immoderate squad loses 5 wickets successful the archetypal six oregon 7 overs.... It [The pitch] did [play differently]. It was much sticky and tacky than what it looked like.
"Deepak with his knuckle shot got a mates of wickets. Myself getting run-out. It wasn't a 110-wicket, possibly 150-160. We person gait successful our onslaught and we evidently privation to usage that. Playing successful India tin beryllium pugnacious and cruel," Rahul said aft the match.
"We volition reappraisal the cardinal points that we spoke earlier the crippled and similar you mentioned yourself that's however cricket goes.
"You grin and spot however you tin bash amended if we get a akin concern erstwhile we play astatine the Wankhede again. It's important to larn from our mistakes, that's the benignant of squad that we privation to be," Rahul signed off.
Punjab Kings person precise small clip to crook things astir arsenic they volition adjacent look Delhi Capitals astatine the aforesaid venue successful Mumbai successful 2 days time.