Former champion Rajasthan Royals defeated Punjab Kings by 2 runs in their first match of the UAE leg in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). In this thrilling match, chasing the target of 186 runs, Punjab’s team lost on the last ball. The special thing was that 120 runs were added by captain KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal for the first wicket but only 4 runs could not be scored in the last over of Karthik Tyagi. Karthik Tyagi gave only 1 run in his last over of the innings and gave Rajasthan a spectacular victory by 2 runs. After this, he was seen doing a shirtless dance in the dressing room.
After the end of the match at the Dubai International Stadium, the players celebrated fiercely in the dressing room. Rajasthan Royals has shared a video from its official Twitter handle in which the players of the team are having fun. In this video clip, young fast bowlers Karthik Tyagi and Chetan Sakariya can be seen dancing without wearing shirts. Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal was also enjoying both. Rajasthan wrote in the caption of this video, ‘Straight from a happy dressing room.’
After being adjudged the man of the match, 20-year-old Karthik said that he is very happy that he was able to contribute to the team’s victory. He said, ‘I have always listened to everyone and have also seen matches in this format where strange things have happened. Today I got the privilege of playing a big role in a special match. I was bowling a small ball at first, then worked on it after getting a lot of feedback. I knew I had the skills of the death overs.
Talking about the match, Rajasthan scored 185 runs in 20 overs thanks to Yashasvi Jaiswal (49) and Mahipal Lomror (43). Arshdeep Singh took 5 wickets while Mohammed Shami got 3 wickets. After this Punjab team could score 183 runs in 20 overs losing 4 wickets. Opener Mayank Agarwal scored a brilliant half-century and scored 67 runs. Captain KL Rahul scored 49 runs in 33 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes but his team missed the win.