Punjab Kings (PBKS) captain Mayank Agarwal reserved special praise for the all-rounder, Liam Livingstone after the Englishman did everything in his power to humble defending champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
On the back of Livingstone’s 60, PBKS put up 180 on the board before he came back and took two more wickets and held on to the catch that also ended the game. Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, Agarwal was in awe of Livingstone.
“(On what he told Livingstone) Nothing. Everyone holds their breath when he is batting. Some of the shots he hits are spectacular.“
“We were thinking we were 5-7 short, but we knew chasing 180 wasn’t going to be easy, especially if we took wickets with the new ball and that’s exactly what we did. Winning that part of the game won us the game,” Agarwal added.
“He’s different, he’s young and has got some good skills” – Mayank Agarwal
Agarwal also praised debutante, Vaibhav Arora, who ended with figures of 2/21 in four overs during CSK’s run chase. He picked up the wickets of Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali.
“Vaibhav was with us a couple of years back .. saw the talent there. He’s different, he’s young and has got some good skills. With Jitesh, Anil bhai had seen him when he was in MI. He said we’ve got to get this kid.“
“He’s got good intent. A standout thing about him is his attitude. You can see the hunger, you can see the want. Definitely looking to play hard and positive cricket. Have to be emotionally intelligent when it doesn’t come off,” Agarwal added.
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