Irfan Pathan says “He is a lion who is probably getting old” in the Indian Premier League 2021. Pathan has featured that the Punjab Kings will expect bigger contributions from Chris Gayle. Also, in the bat even though the Jamaican might be past his prime. Chris is a hole out to Hardik Pandya in the deep off Kieron Pollard’s bowling in the Punjab Kings. Against the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2021. The KL Rahul-led side was restricted to a score of 135/6. Which was chased down by the five-time champions with an over to spare.
Moreover, reviewing the PBKS-MI encounter on Star Sports. Irfan Pathan pointed out that Gayle will have to deliver the goods for Punjab. Also, considering that Nicholas Pooran has been found slightly deficient.
“You expect more from Chris Gayle. I know he is a lion who is probably getting old but you will have to score runs. You don’t have too many options. Nicholas Pooran also performs well in the CPL but he has not been able to convert that talent in the IPL for a little while now,” Irfan Pathan said.
Deepak Hooda and Aiden Markram gave a decent account of themselves. Also, Pathan added that the Punjab Kings need more considerable.
“Markram definitely tried to play a good knock but you need that firepower. Hooda also tried but you need more than that. Especially when your backs are against the wall you need to come up with the big punch. Punjab Kings and their batsmen will have to play the big knocks,” Pathan observed.
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Lastly, Markram and Hooda sew together a fifth-wicket partnership of 61 runs. After the Punjab Kings were brought to a score of 48/4 in the eighth over. However, the 136-run target did not prove enough. Despite the best efforts of their bowlers. On being asked about the Punjab Kings’ playoff aspirations. Irfan Pathan highlighted that Mayank Agarwal’s injury could be a huge blow to them.