“Losing close games becomes a role model for us”: Punjab Kings coach Anil Kumble after 2-point loss to RR | Locust
Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble expressed disappointment after his side suffered a two-point loss to the Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday in the 2021 Indian Premier League meeting. Needing four points to win In the final with eight wickets in hand, PBKS missed two points as young racer Kartik Tyagi picked two wickets and threw three points balls.
Kumble, speaking at the virtual post-match press conference, noted that this was not the first time Punjab had lost a game in the finals, and said the team should have finished the match before the final.
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“It’s kind of become a role model for us, especially as soon as we get to Dubai, it seems. There was a clear message that we have to finish this game in 19 overs, and that was the approach, “Kumble said.
“Unfortunately we left it until the end, and in the last two balls it becomes a lottery (with) a new batsman coming in, it’s a bit of a lottery,” he added.
Kumble then praised Tyagi for his efforts which won the match for his team.
“But thanks to the way Tyagi played last time around, it was pretty obvious he was going to play wide outside of the strain, but our hitters didn’t take the right options.
“Yes, it’s become a model, it’s something that we have to discuss and sort out. We still have five games, but again, we don’t want to get bogged down in this loss. It is certainly a difficult pill to swallow, ”he concluded.