Punjab coach Anil Kumble tried to stop the batsman from going on the field. (IPL Photo)
Punjab Kings have lost against Delhi Capitals, but during this match, something was seen in Punjab’s camp which would be surprising, lack of communication was seen in Punjab’s camp which also included coach Anil Kumble.
The match was played between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals (PBKS vs DC) on Monday. This match was an important match for both the teams. A win in this match could have eased the way to the playoffs. Delhi won this match. With the victory in this match, Delhi has strengthened its chances of going to the playoffs of IPL-2022. Nothing special happened for Punjab in this match. He got defeated, but something happened during this defeat that the fans of Punjab were surprised. There was a situation of confusion in the coaching camp of Punjab Kings. This confusion situation happened at the time of sending a batsman and during this Punjab coach Anil Kumble looked angry.
Punjab got the target of 160 runs. Jonny Bairstow scored fast as soon as he came but then the team continuously lost wickets and in the meantime the Punjab team got confused as to whom to send and whom not to send. Coach Anil Kumble wanted to send someone else but the batsman had already left. In such a situation, the fourth umpire had to come in the middle.
Kumble stopped Jitesh
Actually, this is the case of the seventh over. On the third ball of this over, Axar Patel bowled Mayank and he came back in the dugout. In this Jitesh Sharma started coming to bat. Crossing the boundary, he stepped forward on the ground, but then coach Kumble shouted and he called Jitesh back. Jitesh also started coming back but then the fourth umpire stopped him from coming back because according to the rules, if the batsman has stepped on the field then he cannot be called back. This state of confusion has raised questions on the management of Punjab because if the team’s plan was to send someone else, why was Jitesh not told?
Jitesh played a great innings
Punjab eventually lost this match by 17 runs. In front of the target of 160 runs, Punjab could score only 142 runs. He lost his nine wickets. This defeat has put Punjab’s chances of going to the playoffs in jeopardy and now they will have to win their last match as well as relying on the results of the other teams’ matches before that. Jitesh tried to win the team but he failed in it. However, he remained the team’s highest scorer. He scored 44 runs in 34 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.