Aakash Chopra says “Jeete match ko jo haarta hai, usko aaj kal Punjab Kings kahte hain” in IPL 2021. Chopra has highlighted that the Punjab Kings have almost made it. Also, a habit of losing matches from winning positions. PBKS required just four runs off the final over in their IPL 2021. Against the Rajasthan Royals with eight wickets in hand. Moreover, two well-set batsmen at the crease. However, they managed just a solitary run to lose the match by two runs.
Aakash Chopra pointed out that the Rahul-led side has not learned from their past mistakes. The Punjab Kings’ defeat in a video shared on his YouTube channel.
“The expectation was that they will come back re-energized and rejuvenated but nothing like that happened. But then, it has become a habit of sorts. Haari baazi ko jo jeetne wale ko baazigar kahte hain, jeete match ko jo haarta hai, usko aaj kal Punjab Kings kahte hain,” Aakash Chopra said.
He added that the Punjab Kings lost from an unbeatable position.
“Does it ever happen that you have an opening partnership of 120 runs, the opposing team drops four catches, you need just four runs in the last over with two set overseas batsmen at the crease, and despite that, you lose the match by two runs,” Chopra said.
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Rahul and Agarwal stitched together a 120-run. It is an opening wicket partnership in less than twelve overs. The equation boiled down to eight runs required from the last two overs. Also, Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram batting fluently. But they failed to cross the line.
“How did you do that?” Chopra on Punjab Kings.
Lastly, Aakash Chopra highlighted Punjab Kings. They are known to win the hard way but lost a match. It was already in their grasp this time around.
“If your name is Punjab, if something can be done the difficult way, you don’t want to do it easily. In fact, this was the match where you opened your fist and let the match go. How did you do that? They would be asking themselves as well that when the match was in their grip, how did they lose it? Aakash Chopra said.