PBKS vs RR IPL 2021 4th Match Highlights – Apr 12

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights today Monday, 12-04-2021 – 4th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Samson won the toss and chose to bowl first.

Samson: We did a good job with the auction. Morris, Stokes, Buttler, and Fizz are our overseas players. It’s an honor to have Sanga alongside and he makes my job easier. Very excited about the new role.
Rahul: We wanted to bowl first, too, but having said that we have to play good cricket. Toss does play a part…I can’t really point out batting or bowling; the team is coming together as one. We are happy with the new buys and hopefully, we start well. Gayle, Pooran, Richardson, and Meredith are the overseas players.

Punjab Kings team: 1 KL Rahul (capt&wk), 2 Mayank Agarwal, 3 Chris Gayle, 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Deepak Hooda, 6 Shahrukh Khan, 7 Jhye Richardson, 8 M Ashwin, 9 Riley Meredith, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Arshdeep Singh.
Rajasthan Royals team: 1 Jos Buttler (wk), 2 Manan Vohra, 3 Ben Stokes, 4 Sanju Samson(capt), 5 Riyan Parag, 6 Shivam Dube, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Chris Morris, 9 Shreyas Gopal, 10 Chetan Sakariya, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.

Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Anil Chaudhary, Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpires – Virender Sharma
Match Referee – Manu Nayyar
Reserve Umpire – Yeshwant Barde
Match number – IPL Season 14th 4th Match

Post Match

Samson: I don’t have words to explain my feelings. Would have loved to finish it off for my team. I don’t think I could have done better than that. I thought I timed it well for a six but somehow… Catches go down and good catches were also taken. It’s part of the game.

Winning captain KL Rahul: “Heart rate was high but I didn’t stop believing. We knew a couple of wickets would bring us back. Till the first 10-11 overs we bowled well. It was close because we dropped a few sitters, including me. As a bowling unit, we bowled as we planned. When you’re bowling against Sanju, it’s difficult. We weren’t thinking of the last year’s game (the Tewatia one). Great way to start. We made some mistakes. Bowled well in patches, something bowlers will learn. It’s a young team, some new boys, the boys are talented and skillful, so we need to back them.

Deepak Hooda’s innings was amazing. That’s the kind of batting we want to see as a team. We want to bat fearlessly and takedown bowlers. We have a lot of power in our line-up but we’ve been tentatively slightly. Important for us to bat fearlessly, great to see boys trying to understand what we expect. And that they are feeling comfortable doing that role. Good with Hooda’s batting, Gayle batted well. I had gone to Arshdeep for crucial overs last year too. He doesn’t mind bowling the pressure overs, he seems to enjoy it. He loves being in the contest. Love throwing him the ball. He’s pretty clear with what he wants to do.”

Man of the Match is Sanju Samson for his 119.

“The second part of my innings was my best IPL performance. But I went back to the basics, communicated with my partners, accepted they were bowling well, rotated strike early, and got into my rhythm. I really enjoy my shots, but I come to the present after playing them. When I am in the zone and watching the ball well, the sixes come out naturally, and in that process, I tend to lose my wickets also. Happy to play that way no matter what. (Batting long) mainly about trusting yourself and the process. Didn’t do anything extra. My mind was playing, not my body. The coin (at the toss) looked brilliant, and I wanted to take it, but the match referee said no.”

3 thoughts on “PBKS vs RR IPL 2021 4th Match Highlights – Apr 12”

  1. Really awesome job in providing the highlights for those who can’t watch it live. However, one complaint that was never an issue before is that the post-match details are shown on the page before getting to the videos. Watching the highlights without knowing the result is possible due to this. It kills the excitement. The page used to have only PRE-match details previously.

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