After losing by 15 runs against Delhi Capitals, the Punjab Kings team is almost out of the IPL 2023 playoff race. After almost being out of the race for the IPL 2023 playoffs, Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan has erupted in anger. Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan publicly lashed out at the players who lost this tournament.
Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan, almost out of the IPL playoff race, said his bowlers failed to bowl well in the first six overs. Batting first, Delhi Capitals scored 213 runs for two wickets. The Punjab team could only manage 198 runs for eight wickets in response.
Dhawan said after the match, “It is disappointing because I think we could not bowl well in the first six overs. We should have taken some wickets because the ball was moving then.”
Dhawan further stated, “As long as Liam Livingstone was batting, we were hopeful, but my decision to bowl the last over with the spinner also backfired. Before that, in the powerplay, the fast bowlers did not bowl at the right places. We give 50-60 runs in every power play and also wickets-less. We knew the ball would swing in the first three overs, but we could not take advantage of that.”
In the IPL 2023 match played on Wednesday at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium, Delhi Capitals, thanks to Riley Rossouw’s unbeaten 82 off 37 balls and Prithvi Shaw’s half-century 54 runs in 38 balls.
Delhi Capitals registered a thrilling 15-run win over Punjab Kings (PBKS). Delhi Capitals scored 213/2 in 20 overs. The Punjab team could only manage 198 runs for eight wickets in response.