Punjab Kings’ co-owner Preity Zinta congratulated her players after a thrilling victory against Rajasthan Royals but also mentioned that his team won’t stop giving heart attacks in a game. The Bollywood actress took to Twitter to express her emotions after Punjab Kings pulled a victory by just 4 runs off the final ball during their first match of IPL 2021 against Rajasthan Royals.
Punjab Kings have a new name and jersey for IPL 2021. The team was earlier known as Kings XI Punjab. In their first match against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Punjab Kings showcased a spectacular batting performance, hitting 221-6 while batting first.
They bowled well at the start but in the last 7-8 overs, conceded a lot of runs which almost turned the match in opposition Rajasthan Royals’ favour.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals: What A Game, Says Preity Zinta
After Punjab Kings’ victory by 4 runs, Preity Zinta tweeted that Punjab Kings have a new name and jersey but still won’t stop giving heart attacks.
“Yeah What a game! We have a New name & a New Jersey, still #saddapunjab won’t stop giving us heart attacks in a game. What to do ? Not a perfect game for us but in the end it was PERFECT Wow @klrahul11 @iamdeepakhooda & all the boys,” she wrote on Twitter. Have a look at the tweet below.
Yeah 👊What a game ! We have a New name & a New Jersey, still #saddapunjab won’t stop giving us heart attacks in a game. What to do ? Not a perfect game for us but in the end it was PERFECT🤩Wow @klrahul11 @iamdeepakhooda & all the boys @PunjabKingsIPL #RRvsPBKS #IPL2021 #Ting pic.twitter.com/UDwPlBlgl0
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) April 12, 2021
Punjab skipper KL Rahul also confessed that his heart rate reached a top-notch during the last few overs of the game.
“Heart rate was high but I didn’t stop believing. We knew a couple of wickets would bring us back. Till the first 10-11 overs we bowled well. It was close because we dropped a few sitters, including me. As a bowling unit, we bowled as we planned. When you’re bowling against Sanju, it’s difficult,” KL Rahul said after the match.
KL Rahul smashed 91 runs off 50 balls to take his team Punjab Kings to a mammoth total of 221-6 while batting first. For Rajasthan Royals, skipper Sanju Samson played a fabulous knock of 119 runs off 63 balls to take the match to the final ball.
However, he could not manage to hit a six off the final ball when Rajasthan Royals needed 5 runs to win. He was caught at the deep extra cover while trying to send the ball over the ropes. As a result, Punjab Kings won the match by just 4 runs in the nerve-wracking match.