KL Rahul led Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), has made a great comeback in IPL 2020. The team was eighth in the points table in the tournament’s first half. It seemed that the team would not be able to make it to the play-offs, but in the second half, the team performed sensationally as they marked four consecutive wins and came back into the playoff race. They are currently placed in the fifth spot on the points table.
On Saturday, the team beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 12 runs. Batting first, Punjab gave Hyderabad a target of 127 runs. The team led by David Warner couldn’t achieve the target and was all out for 114 runs in 19.5 overs.
After this miraculous win of Punjab based franchise, all the cricket fraternity is heaping praises on the team for their sensational performance against SunRisers Hyderabad.
Former India team fast bowler Irfan Pathan said that Kings XI Punjab is the prime example of ‘Himmat Na Haro’.
Cricketer turned commentator, Aakash Chopra named Kings XI Punjab as the most entertaining team of IPL 2020.
He took to Twitter and wrote, “There isn’t a dull moment when KXIP plays…even when they score 126 in 20 overs. THE most entertaining team of IPL2020 is Kings from Punjab. More power to them.”
Harbhajan Singh also couldn’t resist himself praising KXIP’s young Arshdeep Singh for his beautiful bowling spell against Hyderabad. He addressed him as a ‘star’ of Kings XI Punjab.
Former Indian cricketer, Yuvraj Singh also seemed impressed with Kings XI Punjab. He took to Twitter and wrote, “Well well well! I told you this team has got some momentum going KXIP has snatched that game out of SunRisers hands That’s what happens if you don’t go ahead of the run rate in a low scoring game! Tables getting interesting.”
Kings XI Punjab will now lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday, October 26 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.