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IPL 2021 | Shahrukh Khan reminds us of a young Kieron Pollard, compares Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag has compared the Tamil Nadu all-rounder Shahrukh Khan to a younger version of the Windies all-rounder Kieron Pollard, adding that the duo possess the same quality. Alongside that, the former opener also suggested that Shahrukh could score a century if he bats higher for Punjab.
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IPL 2021 | Safety of players was of utmost importance, not financial losses, admits Ness Wadia

Punjab Kings’ Ness Wadia has admitted that the safety of the players involved in the IPL was of utmost importance and added that he never bothered about the financial losses. While insisting that the postponement of the tournament was not a setback for brand IPL, he called it the right decision.
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IPL 2021 | Would have liked two points but we were ten runs short, admits Mayank Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal, in the post-match presentation, has admitted that he would have loved two points on his IPL captaincy debut but insisted that his side were ten runs short on the night. Mayank added that his side has to shut the loss off and turn up better in the next game, against RCB.
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Twitter reacts to Rishabh ‘sweaty’ Pant’s flying bat moment costing him his wicket

Well, there is a popular saying, only Rohit Sharma can dismiss Rohit Sharma. That was so last decade, this decade, we have a new player - Rishabh Pant - who lives by Rohit’s legacy. Against Punjab, the southpaw absolutely put a whole lot of force behind the bat only for it cost him his wicket.
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Twitter reacts to Rishabh Pant’s floor-drop after being blinded by Shaw’s throw from the deep

It seldom happens in cricket, where the wicketkeeper goes down to the floor after the fielder’s throw from the deep boundary. However, today was a rare day, with DC wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant dropping down to the floor after Prithvi Shaw’s throw from the deep boundary blinded him to rights.
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Twitter reacts as ‘smart’ Axar Patel catching both Punjab batsmen short of their crease

We have seen the Pakistani batsmen ace it to perfection, with both batsmen running to the same end but today, Punjab Kings’ batsmen Mayank Agarwal and Deepak Hooda excelled in that art. The two batsmen took off for a single before both of them failed to reach the non-striker’s end.
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IPL 2021 | KL Rahul diagnosed with acute appendicitis; set to miss encounter against Delhi

Ahead of Punjab Kings’ encounter with Delhi Capitals, the Men in Red and Gold have been dealt with a blow as skipper KL Rahul has been diagnosed with acute appendicitis, as confirmed by the franchise. The franchise also added that the wicketkeeper-batsman has been admitted to the hospital.
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IPL 2021 | My bowling started to flow after ‘very special’ wicket of Kohli, reveals Harpreet Brar

Punjab’s Harpreet Brar, who bowled an all-time-great spell on Friday, revealed that things fell into place after the wicket of Kohli, post which grew in confidence to torment the RCB batters. In a dream spell that saw him also bowl a maiden, Brar accounted for the wickets of Kohli, AB and Maxwell.
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IPL 2021 | Expect RCB to bounce back and put up a good showing versus KKR, states Simon Katich

Royal Challengers Bangalore head coach Simon Katich admitted that his side were outclassed in all aspects by Punjab Kings, but asserted that the Reds will bounce back in their next fixture vs KKR on Monday. Katich expressed that, on a used strip, Punjab’s 180 turned out to be an above-par score.
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IPL 2021 | Chris Gayle has a huge impact on the team, praises KL Rahul 

Winning skipper KL Rahul was very happy with the win over Bangalore and had a special word of praise for veteran Chris Gayle as he feels he has a huge impact on the team. After playing yet another blinder against the Royal Challengers, Rahul asserted that he needed to lead from the front.
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