Rajasthan Royals (RR) pulled off an improbable win over Punjab Kings (PBKS) in their first assignment in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Chasing 186, the Punjab-based side looked in command till the 19th over as their openers, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal added 120 runs before passing on the baton to the middle order. While PBKS’ win looked inevitable at this point, some sensational death bowling turned the game in RR’s favor.
Defending a paltry four runs in the final over, young fast bowler, Kartik Tyagi conceded a solitary run as RR walked away with an unbelievable two-run triumph. Needless to mention, the RR layers were in a jovial mood after a nail-biting win and the same was evident in their celebration. The celebration continued in the dressing room after the conclusion of the game.
In a video posted by Rajasthan Royals’ official Twitter handle, RR players, especially Kartik Tyagi and Chetan Sakariya dancing without their shirts on. Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal was also enjoying alongside the two pacer and RR captioned the video as, “Straight from a happy dressing room. #HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily | #IPL2021.”
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 22, 2021
With RR pulling off a jailbreak, Kumar Sangakkara had some words of advice for the cricketers as he said, “There is nothing in life that says that someone deserves something or doesn’t. If that was the case, we won’t be here today in this mood. But a win is a win. And you know as well as anyone that we’ll take that.”
As mentioned above, Kartik Tyagi was the stand-out performer for RR as a result he was named the Player of the Match. Taking the award he said he trusted his abilities to make the ball talk in the end overs.
Talking about the over, Kartik Tygai said, “I’ve always heard from everyone and also watched games in this format where strange things have happened. Today, I was fortunate to play a big role in something special. I was bowling a bit too short earlier, later worked on it consciously after getting a lot of feedback. I knew I have the death-overs skills.”