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IPL 2021: Stocks call Chennai pitch ‘garbage’, Rahul-Rohit did great batting

Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of IPL 2021 due to injury. (Ben stokes Twitter)

In the IPL 2021 (IPL 2021), 17 matches have been played so far. Out of this, 9 matches have taken place in Chennai alone. But since the match between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Mumbai Indians (MI), questions have been raised on this pitch. Ben Stokes has called it ‘garbage’ and former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has described it as a surprise.

New Delhi. Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) by 9 wickets in the 17th match of IPL 2021. Captain KL Rahul and Chris Gayle played a key role in Punjab’s victory. KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 60 and Gayle scored an innings of 43 runs. However, both of them also had to play 17.4 overs to meet the target of 132 runs on the slow pitch of Chennai. Earlier, Mumbai’s team could only manage 131 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. Barring captain Rohit Sharma (63) and Suryakumar Yadav (33), the remaining Mumbai batsmen struggled to score runs.

After the match, the anger of the current players and former veterans erupted over the Chennai wicket. Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes, who was ruled out of IPL 2021 due to injury, looked so angry with this pitch that he called it ‘garbage’. Stokes tweeted that he hopes the wicket will not get worse as the tournament progresses. A score between 160 and 170 runs should be scored on any wicket. But only between 130 and 140 are being scored on it. This is happening due to the ‘garbage’ wicket.

Ben Stokes has hoped that the Chennai wicket will not get worse as the tournament progresses. (Ben Stokes Twitter)

Brett Lee also described Chennai’s pitch as a surpriseLike Stokes, former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee was also upset with Chennai’s wicket. He also described the wicket as a surprise. The league said that this is a surprising wicket. To be honest, it was very difficult for any batsman to get the rhythm on this wicket. Parthiv Patel also agreed with Lee’s opinion. He too said during the discussion on Star Sports that this wicket was not easy to bat. You have to give credit to Chris Gayle and KL Rahul. Both of them batted sensibly on this wicket.

Punjab ranked fifth in the points table
This was Punjab’s second win in IPL 2021, while Mumbai’s second consecutive defeat in this season. With this victory, the Punjab Kings have come in fifth place in the points table. The team has won two out of five matches and lost three. At the same time, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai team is at fourth position. Punjab Kings will next take on Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday.

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Warner also expressed unhappiness over the Chennai pitch
Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner has also raised questions about the Chennai pitch. Warner also described the pitch as shocking. There have been 17 matches in IPL 2021 so far. 9 of these have been played in Chennai. This time due to Corona, all the matches of the league will be played on only 6 Venues. This includes Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chennai.


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