IPL 2024: ‘Save The Bowlers’, R Ashwin, Chahal And Aakash Chopra In Awe After The Historic Run-chase By Punjab Kings Against KKR

Like fans and other cricket experts, the star Indian off-spinner along with many cricket fans was amazed when PBKS chased down 263 runs in only 18.3 overs against KKR at Eden Gardens in an IPL 2024 match on April 2. The match was filled with excitement with a huge total of 42 sixes and a combined score of 523 runs. Not only this, all four opening batsmen in the game scored over 50 runs each.

PBKS made history by completing the highest successful chase in T20 cricket. He surpassed a target of 262 runs, which broke South Africa’s previous record of 259 against West Indies set in 2023. PBKS also set a new record by hitting 24 sixes during their innings and broke the record of Sunrisers Hyderabad(22) when they achieved the highest-ever IPL total of 287 against RCB at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

On X, R Ashwin stated, “Save the bowlers” someone please.”

“It’s run a ball for the last 2 overs of a T-20 game in a chase of 260 +. Let that sink in,” he added.

Yuzvendra Chahal, who plays alongside Ashwin for Rajasthan, chimed in with a meme, endorsing his spin partner’s view on the explosive hitting showcased during the match.

https://x.com/ashwinravi99/status/1783905734389809315Shashank Singh continued his outstanding performance in IPL 2024 by scoring 68 runs from just 28 balls, showcasing his excellent form. Meanwhile, Prabhsimran Singh made a strong start with a rapid 54 runs off only 20 balls, joining Bairstow in a partnership of 93 runs. Earlier in the day, Sunil Narine, Phil Salt, Shreyas Iyer, and Venkatesh Iyer dominated the PBKS bowlers and posted a formidable total of 262 runs on the scoreboard.

Former Indian opener, Aakash Chopra said that bowlers must adapt and improve, acknowledging the increasing trend of teams scoring 200-plus totals in IPL 2024.

Aakash Chopra wrote, “How do you define a game like this?? ‘Historic’ is the only way to describe this, I guess. 262 successfully chased with 8 balls and 8 wickets to spare. What else is possible??? Batters have unlocked their true potential…over to the bowlers to do what they do better than batters…that’s adapting and evolving. “

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