#IPL2022, PBKSvsRCB: Mayank Agarwal shares his happiness of winning first game, says THIS

Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore have started the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League with a defeat against the new franchise Punjab Kings by 5 wickets. Though, the red army put on a challenging score on the board.

“Two points for us is very important. Good wicket. Very good wicket as both sides scored 200 plus. One or two balls held up but nothing apart from that. Credit to the way we finished. We took the right chances and am glad it came off. I think we gave them 15-20 more. Virat and Faf took the game away from us but credit to our batters to chase this down. We trust our skills. It doesn’t come off, it doesn’t come off but we are not going to panic and make a scene out of it,” said Mayank Agarwal after first win of the season.

Odean Smith was given Man of the Match for his spectacular performance in the game that powered PBKS to come out victorious out of a cut throat game.

“We were stressing on having a good start. We just needed to have that belief. Didn’t go so well with the bowling. I need to work on a few things. Batting was good as I helped my team to win. It was all about execution and I couldn’t and that’s why it went haywire. Punjab hasn’t won the title so far but we need to have the belief. We watched ’14 peaks’, 13 remain for us,” said Smith.

first published:March 28, 2022, 12:19 a.m.

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