IPL 2019: Watch – Ravichandran Ashwin’s Celebrates Kings XI Punjab’s Victory Over Rajasthan Royals With a Bhangra Dance
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper produced an all-round effort to make it 2-0 against Rajasthan Royals in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Defending 182 runs, they restricted Rajasthan to 170 thus scripting a 12-run victory at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Batting first, Ravichandran Ashwin’s 4-ball 17 runs knock in the last over helped Punjab post 180+. Chris Gayle and KL Rahul provided a good start with Rahul holding tight from one end while Gayle was taking on the bowlers. Mayank Agarwal and David Miller played their shots to keep the odd boundaries coming. On the other hand, Rahul focused on ones and twos to bring his half-century. Staged for a big score, Kings XI Punjab lost a few wickets to lose the track before Ravichandran Ashwin’s late strikes took them to 182 runs. Jofra Archer was the pick of the bowler for Rajasthan Royals returning with three for 15 from his quota.
For Rajasthan, the chase got off smoothly, but Rahul Tripathi – who opened alongside Jos Buttler – struggled big time during middle overs and that created a huge dent in keeping up with the required run rate. To make things pale, Ajinkya Rahane too had a poor outing with the bat. Runs dried up during the middle overs which took the game away from them. Stuart Binny nailed a few off the middle and played a blinder towards the end, but he was left with too much to do with absolutely no support from the other end.
With this win over Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab touched the double-digit mark to find themselves in the fifth place in the points table. Following another emphatic victory, Ravichandran Ashwin celebrated the win dancing to the tunes of bhangra. Although Ashwin looked shy at first, but eventually joined to have fun. To add, one of the drummers made him sit on his drums and started playing the instruments.
Watch Ashwin’s dance steps here:
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 16, 2019
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