Punjab Kings held their nerves in a run-fest in Mumbai as they squeezed a win against Rajasthan Royals in an IPL 2021 match on Monday. Sanju Samson kept Rajasthan Royals in the game with a scintillating knock but he got out on the final ball of the match, giving punjab Kings a four-run win.
After beginning their season with a win, Punjab Kings’ co-owner Preity Zinta took to Twitter to speak about the contest, saying that despite a new name and a new jersey for this season, her team won’t stop giving fans heart attacks.
“Yeah What a game ! We have a New name & a New Jersey, still #saddapunjab won’t stop giving us heart attacks in a game. What to do ? Not a perfect game for us but in the end it was PERFECT Wow @klrahul11 @iamdeepakhooda & all the boys @PunjabKingsIPL #RRvsPBKS #IPL2021 #Ting,” Preity Zinta tweeted.
Zinta also gave a special shoutout to Sanju Sampson for playing an “incredible knock”.
“A special mention to #Samson for an incredible knock ! So happy to start this tournament with a Win Folded hands Yeahh ! #PBKS,” she wrote.
In the match, after being put into bat, Punjab Kings posted a mammoth total of 221 for six in their allotted 20 overs thanks to half-centuries from KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda.
KL Rahul missed his century by just nine runs, while Hooda played a whirlwind knock of 64 off just 28 balls.
Rajasthan Royals debutant Chetan Sakariya was the pick of the bowlers, returning with figures of three for 31.