KL Rahul on his way to recovery after successful surgery
Punjab Kings have been missing their skipper for quite some time but now the news is that KL Rahul is going to be back on the field to lead the team. KL Rahul had to undergo surgery on Monday in Mumbai and would soon be fit to join the team’s bio-bubble to complete the required quarantine period. The franchise took complete care of the player. Flying him urgently to Mumbai by a chartered plane where he underwent the surgery to remove the appendix from his lower right abdomen. The cricketer is on his way to fast recovery and the doctors have informed the franchise that he would soon be perfectly fit to join the team in IPL.
KL Rahul and acute appendicitis
This medical emergency occurred ahead of Punjab Kings’ match against Delhi Capitals. The franchise announced that KL Rahul would not be a part of the team for a couple of matches but the reason remained vague. Rahul was rushed to the hospital on Saturday when he complained of pain in his lower abdomen. The doctors confirmed that the cricketer was suffering from acute appendicitis. The last match that the cricketer had played was against Royal Challengers Bangalore which was held on April 30. KL Rahul had scored 91 runs and remained not out which was a huge contributing factor in the victory of Punjab Kings. KL Rahul on his way to recovery after successful surgery.
Mayank Agarwal- The perfect replacement
KL Rahul on his way to recovery after successful surgery, would soon make a comeback. In the absence of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal has been appointed the stand-in captain and it would not be wrong to say that the franchise could not make a better choice. Agarwal posted an unbeaten 99 in yesterday’s match against Delhi Capitals. Sadly, this great score could not lead the team to victory as Punjab Kings lost the match by 7 wickets with 12 balls to spare. He was declared the Man of the Match though he was not on the winning side.
Dhawan for the win
Delhi Capitals won the toss and made the decision to opt for fielding. The team successfully restricted its opponent under 170 which took the pressure off of the batsmen of Delhi Capitals. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw being the openers provided a splendid start to the team. They scored 60 runs in the powerplay.
Steve Smith proved to be a great partner and played his part in the win. He scored 24 off 22 balls. DC captain could not play with the same magic which he is famous for. He had to go back just after 14 runs. Dhawan finished the game for DC with his unbeaten 69 runs. He got the much-needed support from Shimron Hetmyer who hit 2 back to back sixes and brought the match to a quick finish.
Punjab Kings fans may hope for the win when the team is aided by KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal both. That would be an interesting match to witness!