Punjab Kings emerged victorious on Friday night time, beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs on the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai to maintain their hopes alive of qualifying for the IPL 2022 playoffs. The massive win over RCB additionally supplied a much-needed enhance to PBKS’ internet run-rate. Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone starred for PBKS with the bat whereas Kagiso Rabada was the standout with the ball in hand. Aside from their off-field efficiency, Punjab Kings are additionally successful hearts off the sector, with their publish for Virat Kohli going viral on Instagram.
Within the second innings Punjab Kings bowlers got here beneath some early stress with Virat Kohli wanting in good nick. Nonetheless, the RCB star was dismissed by Rabada for 20 off 14 balls.
Kohli’s poor run with the bat continued in IPL 2022, however to their credit score Punjab Kings had some comforting phrases for the star batter.
“Virat Kohli, even we loved whereas it lasted. Hope luck turns in your facet quickly,” Punjab Kings wrote on Instagram with an image of a annoyed Kohli to go together with it.
The publish garnered over 145,000 likes with many praising PBKS for his or her publish.
“Recognize your publish,” wrote one Instagram person.
“I would like Punjab to win….but it surely hurts watching Kohli battle ??…i want luck helps him in upcomming matches and specifically world cup,” wrote one other.
“How candy gesture, hope he comebacks quickly,” stated one other person.
“rcb fan however punjab gained the guts,” wrote one other fan.
On Friday, PBKS after being put into bat, posted 209 for 9 in 20 overs. Jonny Bairstow blasted 66 off 29 balls whereas Liam Livingstone smashed 70 off simply 42 balls.
Harshal Patel took 4 wickets for RCB whereas Wanindu Hasaranga chipped in with two.
Within the chase, a couple of RCB batters received off to begins however didn’t kick on from there. In the long run, Glenn Maxwell was the top-scorer for his staff with 35 off 22 balls as RCB have been restricted to 155 for 9 of their 20 overs.