IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab has had a mixed tournament thus far, but whenever the side got an opportunity they celebrated. For example, after KXIP beat Delhi in a miracle match, the team celebrated. It was Sam Curran’s hat-trick that starred for KXIP as they beat Delhi in a nail-biter. During the celebrations, Shami took a piece of cake and tried to apply it on Preity Zinta’s face despite her disapproval. This did not go down well with the actress who got angry it seemed. The actress tried to tell him not to get near her. “Please don’t do that…don’t do that…Shami don’t that, ” she was heard telling Shami in the video.
Here is how Shami tried to put the cake on Preity’s face while she was trying to avoid it.
Shami has been in good form with the ball as he already has nine wickets to his name in seven games.
KXIP would be hoping he comes up with such performances as the league enters the fourth week. Punjab has played seven matches and won four, which keeps them in the fourth spot.
Meanwhile, it was Keiron Pollard’s whirlwind 83 that powered Mumbai Indians to a last-ball three-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab and stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard said the key to the successful chase was staying cool and collected under immense pressure. Pollard, who led the team in place of the injured Rohit Sharma, smashed 10 towering sixes and three fours in his 31-ball innings to take MI to the doorsteps of victory.
“The guys rallied really well. That’s why it’s a team sport,” the 31-year-old Trinidadian complimented his teammates.
Pollard, who came to the crease when MI lost Suryakumar Yadav with 56 on the board in the 8th over, also pointed out to the impressive start in the run chase.
“We got a start, 50-1 in power play at ten runs (actually a shade over 8) an over. We knew what we had to do. Well done boys. It was a very good batting track, brilliant (track),” said Pollard, who promoted himself to number four from his usual no 6 or 7 spot.
“When I saw we needed 104 off 48, I knew we had to break it down. We got two big overs. We had a couple of bowlers whom we had to target and we did that and got the much needed two points chasing down 198,” he said matter-of-factly.