Punjab Kings (PBKS) captain Mayank Agarwal lauded Liam Livingstone’s all-round effort in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday.
The English batter performed a blazing knock, scoring 32-ball 60 runs, embellished with 5 boundaries and sixes every. Driving on Livingstone’s knock, the Punjab franchise posted 180 runs, which was sufficient to seal them a convincing win of their IPL 2022 conflict.
Praising Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal said that it’s breathtaking to see the 28-year-old bat. When requested what the message was to Livingstone, Mayank stated on the post-match presentation ceremony:
“Nothing. Everybody holds their breath when he’s batting. A few of the pictures he hits are spectacular.”
Livingstone additionally made telling contributions with the ball, choosing up two wickets, together with Shivam Dube and Dwayne Bravo.
Together with Livingstone, Rahul Chahar additionally picked up three wickets whereas debutant Vaibhav Arora chipped in with two wickets on the high. Mayank Agarwal revealed that the pacer was with them a few years again after they noticed his expertise.
“Vaibhav was with us a few years again and we noticed the expertise. KKR picked him up, however we needed him as a result of he is one thing totally different,” Agarwal continued.
The 24-year-old cricketer from Himachal Pradesh picked up the prized wickets of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali. His key wickets despatched Chennai on the again foot within the powerplay.
Mayank reckoned that the early wickets made the distinction for them regardless of being a few runs quick. He added:
“We have been pondering we have been 5-7 quick, however we knew chasing 180 wasn’t going to be simple, particularly if we took wickets with the brand new ball and that is precisely what we did. Successful that a part of the sport gained us the sport.”
Punjab Kings additionally dominated the center a part of the sport. Livingstone and Rahul Chahar scalped wickets in consecutive overs to rout CSK out of the sport. Ultimately, the defending champions fell 54 runs quick, leading to three defeats on the trot.
“Anil bhai had seen him when he was in MI” – Mayank Agarwal on Jitesh Sharma
One other debutant, Jitesh Sharma, additionally made all-round effort in opposition to CSK. He scored an important 26 runs within the middle-order earlier than holding on to an impressive catch, diving to his proper to dismiss Ambati Rayudu.
The Madhya Pradesh-born cricketer additionally contributed to a DRS that led to MS Dhoni’s dismissal. Mayank revealed that head coach Anil Kumble had first noticed Jitesh in Mumbai and needed him right here at Punjab.
“With Jitesh, Anil bhai had seen him when he was in MI. He stated we have got to get this child. He is obtained good intent. Standout factor about him is his perspective. You may see the starvation, you possibly can see the need.”
Punjab Kings now have two wins underneath their belt in three matches and are fourth within the IPL 2022 factors desk. CSK, in the meantime, have misplaced all three of their opening video games.
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