PBKS captain Shikhar Dhawan blames himself for the defeat against RCB

RCB vs PBKS: Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan has held himself responsible for the four-wicket defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Along with this, he termed Virat Kohli's catch as the turning point of the match.

Mar 26, 2024 - 09:52
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PBKS captain Shikhar Dhawan blames himself for the defeat against RCB

Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan has held himself responsible for the four-wicket defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Shikhar Dhawan took all the blame on himself to save his batsmen and bowlers. Dhawan played an inning of 45 runs in 37 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six, which he described as slow. Punjab, batting first, set a target of 177 runs for RCB, which RCB achieved in 19.2 overs at the loss of 6 wickets.

After losing to RCB, Shikhar Dhawan said that he took full responsibility for himself. He said that it was a good game, we even came back in the game but lost again. We scored 10-15 runs less, I played slowly in the powerplay. Those 10-15 runs and Kohli's dropped catch cost us dearly. I felt I could have played a little faster in the first six overs.

Dhawan discussed the pivotal moment in the match, stating that we failed to catch a world-class player while Virat Kohli scored over 70 runs. which we were required to pay. We would have had a different outcome if we had taken that catch. Dhawan commented that although the wicket appeared to be good, it was not a genuine wicket. The bounce was double and the ball was coming in spurts.

Punjab, batting first, got off to a very slow start. Playing 37 balls, Shikhar Dhawan scored the maximum 45 runs. Other than this, no other batsman was able to score more than thirty, and Punjab amassed 176 runs in 20 overs at a cost of six wickets.  In response, RCB achieved the target in 19.2 overs with the loss of 6 wickets. Virat Kohli scored 77 runs on 49 balls while Dinesh Karthik played a brilliant inning of 28 runs on just 10 balls.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer
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