KL Rahul poked fun at his teammate Arshdeep Singh after the latter pulled off a victory with his brilliant final over against Rajasthan Royals. Punjab Kings’ pacer Arshdeep Singh needed to defend 13 runs off the final over against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021 encounter. He gave away only 8 runs to earn a victory for his team by 4 runs in the end.
Arshdeep Singh had a tough job to do since Sanju Samson was on strike in the final over. Samson was batting at 119 and after already hitting 6 sixes and 12 boundaries before the final over, he was in a confident mindset. However, Arshdeep Singh managed to defend 13 runs in spite of Sanju Samson facing 5 balls of his over. Post the match, when KL Rahul and Arshdeep Singh were having a chat about the match, the former jokingly said that he did not have any options for bowlers for the last over.
Didn’t Have Options For Last Over – Jokes KL Rahul
When Arshadeep Singh was thanking skipper KL Rahul for showing trust in him for bowling the final over, KL Rahul joked that he didn’t have many options for the final over.
“Option nahi bacha hain mere pass, isiliye last over tereko hi dalwana tha! ( I didn’t have any options left, had to give you the last over),” KL Rahul said jokingly”. Have a look at the video below.
KL Rahul Pulls Arshdeep Singh’s Leg!
Leading from the front ✅
Bowling under pressure ✅
Winning a thriller ✅
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 13, 2021
Arshdeep Singh thanked his captain KL Rahul to back in the pressure situation and said that he looks forward to delivering for the team in the future.
“It feels good when the captain backs you and gives you the ball in pressure situations. The kind of confidence the support staff, coaches and captain gives, it really helps. Looking forward to delivering for the team in the future and do well for the captain whenever he gives me the ball,” Arshdeep said.
While defending their 221-6 against Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings used only 5 bowlers in the second innings. Mohammed Shami, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh, and Murugan Ashwin were the five primary bowlers that Punjab Kings had in the match.
KL Rahul had the option for part-time bowlers like Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan, but Rajasthan Royals’ brilliant batting did not allow him to take any risk with the bowling. As a result, Arshdeep Singh was the only option left to bowl the final over in which Rajasthan Royals needed just 13 runs and he delivered the responsibility well. Punjab Kings will next face Chennai Super Kings on April 16 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.