The Punjab kings emerged victorious on Friday night, beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 games at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai to keep their hopes alive for qualifying for the 2022. IPL finals. much needed to PBKS ‘net run-rates. Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone played for PBKS with the bat while Kagiso Rabada was standing with the ball in hand. Besides their work outside, the Punjab kings are also defeating the ones on the field, with their post for Virat Kohli going viral on Instagram.
In the second innings Punjab Kings bowlers came under some early pressure with Virat Kohli looking at good nick. However, the RCB star was eliminated by Rabada for 20 off 14 balls.
Kohli’s poor run with bats continued in IPL 2022, but to their credit Punjab Kings had some consolation words for star batter.
“Virat Kohli, we especially enjoyed it while staying. Hopefully luck will turn to your team soon,” Punjab Kings wrote on Instagram with a photo of Kohli sad to go with him.
The post garnered 145,000 favorites with many PBKS accolades for their post.
“I appreciate your post,” an Instagram user wrote.
“I want the Punjab to win …. but happy to watch Kohli wrestling ?? … I wish luck supporting him in the upcoming games and in the major world,” he wrote another.
“How nice the controls are, hopefully it will come back soon,” said another user.
“rcb fan but punjab takes heart,” another fan wrote.
On Friday, PBKS after being put on bat, posted 209 for nine in 20 overs. Jonny Bairstow put 66 off 29 balls while Liam Livingstone broke 70 off just 42 balls.
Harshal Patel took four wickets for RCB while Wanindu Hasaranga chipped in with two.
In the pursuit, a few RCB batters went to start but failed to kick from there. In the end, Glenn Maxwell was the top scorer for his team with 35 balls off 22 as the RCB restricted to 155 for nine in their 20s.
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