Punjab Kings lost their big battle against Mumbai Indians but their spinner Ravi Bishnoi won his mini-battle against MI’s SuryaKumar Yadav. Surya known as SKY is struggling big this time in IPL 2021 and his misery was prolonged as Bishnoi bowled him on his very first delivery.
“In both the matches, I kept it simple, I bowled wicket-to-wicket. The ball I bowled to Suryakumar, I knew it was his first ball so I bowled a googly. It is difficult to play googly first up. I have worked on my googly,” declared Bishnoi.
SKY struggling big time this IPL
IPL 2021 – 11 Matches / 189 Runs / 17.18 / SR 128
IPL 2020 – 16 Matches / 480 Runs / 40 / SR – 145
Mumbai Indians (MI) put on a clinical show with both bat and the ball as they defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) by six wickets on Tuesday at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. MI chased the target of 136 in 19 overs with the loss of just 4 wickets.
Hardik Pandya starred with the bat as all-rounder smashed unbeaten 40* to carry his team over the victory line. Saurabh Tiwary and Kieron Pollard also played important innings of 45 and 15* respectively for the Mumbai Indians (MI). Pollard also scalped two wickets for the defending champions as they restricted PBKS to 135.
“They (overseas players) are trying their best in the nets, they want to perform. It is a matter of time but they are giving their best for the team,” said Bishnoi during a virtual post-match press conference.
Punjab Kings will next square off against KKR in the IPL on Friday.