New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) season is throwing many surprises as the series is progressing. Victories and defeats are receiving feedback on the ground as well as offline. The shambolic performance of Punjab Kings(PBKS) is one such instance.
During the eighth match of the Indian Premier League 2021 between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai, the batting performance of PBKS was extremely pathetic. Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and asked PKBS to bat first.
It was Deepak Chahar whose splendid spell singlehandedly won the match for CSK. He registered his best IPL career bowling figures of 13-4 thereby justifying Dhoni’s decision of winning the toss and electing to bowl. The spell also ensured that PBKS were stopped in their tracks at a score of 106/8 and rise to the second position in the points table with NRR of +0.616.
Deepak Chahar sent batting powerhouses like Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, and Deep Hooda packing to the pavilion in just 7 overs. Chahar bowled 18 dot balls and took 4 wickets for just 13 runs.
Captain Dhoni had generous praise for Chahar’s performance.
“Chahar is somebody who has developed as a death overs bowler as well. If I'm looking to attack and there is a movement I try to bowl him as he gets more out of the pitch. As a bowling unit, we have more resources. I was looking to attack, so bowled his four overs and it helps in becoming fit because to bowl 4 successive overs you need to be fit,” explained Captain Dhoni.
The social media was too eager to react and make memes on the terrible performance of the Punjab Kings team. Here are a few of them.
Once again proved Punjab kings is the second RCB#CSKvsPBKS— Jayanth Gowda (@Jayanth99699016) April 16, 2021
*Punjab Kings crossed 49 runs*— thenotoriouswolf_16 (@adityarawat_16) April 16, 2021
RCB players:- pic.twitter.com/DILiP3O8R2