Shikhar Dhawan looked disappointed after the defeat against Rajasthan, told where the team missed in the 16th season
Dharamshala: Punjab Kings skipper Shikhar Dhawan, who was out of contention for the title after suffering a loss in their last Indian Premier League T20 league match against Rajasthan Royals, said his team was 15-20 runs short. Man-of-the-match Devdutt Padikkal (51) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (50) scored half-centuries after Shimron Hetmyer’s 46 as Rajasthan Royals kept their hopes of making the playoffs alive in the Indian Premier League T20.Punjab batting first Had scored 187 runs for five wickets but Rajasthan achieved the target by losing six wickets with two balls to spare. In addition to Sam Curran’s unbeaten 49-run innings, Punjab scored 64 in 44 balls with Jitesh Sharma (44) for the fifth wicket and 73 runs in 37 balls with Shah Rukh Khan (41 not out) for the sixth wicket. Kings put up a challenging score. After the match, Dhawan said, ‘After a bad start, Jitesh, Shahrukh and Curren brought us back in the match but we did not bowl well. I think it would have been better to set a target of 200 on this ground.
He said, ‘I think we failed to do well in all three departments of a match. This is a young team and there has been no consistency in our performances. Dhawan said that as a captain, he has learned a lot in the tournament. He said, ‘As a captain, I have learned a lot. We make mistakes and we learn a lot from them.
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