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Yuvraj Singh Comes up to Support KL Rahul After KXIP’s Loss Against MI

Yuvraj Singh Comes up to Support KL Rahul After KXIP's Loss Against MI
Image Source: Yuvraj Singh / KL Rahul Instagram

KL Rahul’s captaincy was criticized after the defeat against Mumbai Indians. But Yuvraj Singh, for KXIP player, came up in support of KL Rahul and asked everyone to support the new skipper.

KXIP’s poor outing

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) initially restricted the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at 102 for 3 in 15 overs. After the showcase from Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma (70), everything was not out of the hand of KXIP. But later quick-fires from Kieron Pollard (47* off 20 balls) and Hardik Pandya (unbeaten 30 off 11 balls) took the score of Mumbai Indians to 191/4. Sheldon Cottrell’s quota was finished before death over. Mohammad Shami was held back. KL Rahul decided to go for Jimmy Neesham and Krishnappa Gowtham. The choices for which KXIP had to lose the match eventually because of the daunting target set by Hardik and Pollard.

After the loss, hence the new captain was criticized for his poor choice of bowlers at a crucial times. Moreover, his contribution to the game during the run-chase was disappointing as well.

Yuvi supports Rahul

But former all-rounder and KXIP player Yuvraj Singh took to his official Twitter account and asked all to support the new KXIP captain. “Tough game for @lionsdenkxip last night as @mipaltan were the better team on the day But @klrahul11 getting bit of a flack for bowling an offie in last over I feel is a bit unfair, We all make mistakes and as a new skip we should all look at the positives that he has brought on.”

KL Rahul, in fact, is captaining an IPL side for the first time and started with few good outcomes in the league. At the post-match ceremony, he admitted, “This game, we made some mistakes. Important we come back stronger. Another bowling option would be nice – an all-rounder option who can bat and bowl well. Will be sitting with the coaches to decide if we want to play an extra bowler.”

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Written by Shreyasi Talukdar

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