Last Update: April 19, 2023, 3:07 PM IST
After registering a stunning two-wicket win over Lucknow Super Giants in their IPL 2023 encounter, Punjab Kings will now look to carry forward the momentum on Thursday. Ahead of their next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, some of the PBKS cricketers were seen trying their hand at golf on Tuesday.
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While the players at the PBKS struggled a bit as expected, there was no shortage of enthusiasm on the golf course.
Sharing a video of the cricketers playing golf, the Punjab Kings tweeted, “Our lions are proving that there are at least a few things they just can’t do casually.”
PBKS got off to a great start to their IPL 2023 campaign after winning their first two matches of the season. In their season opener, the Shikhar Dhawan-led side defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by seven runs (DLS method).
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PBKS continued their winning start with a close five-run win in their next match against Rajasthan Royals.
However, their winning streak was halted by Sunrisers Hyderabad on 9 April. The Punjab-based side accepted their first defeat of the season against Aiden Markram’s men.
Another loss followed, this time a six-wicket defeat at the hands of defending champions Gujarat Titans.
Staggering from back-to-back losses, PBKS returned to winning ways against LSG.
In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, stand-in captain Sam Curran took three wickets in that contest to restrict the KL Rahul-led side to 159 all out.
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Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza hit a sensational half-century to give PBKS a thrilling win.
The visiting team scored the winning runs with three balls to spare. Shahrukh Khan played an easy inning of 23 not out.
Raza played well in the middle and the way Shahrukh came in and finished. The buzz in the dressing room is that he has put in a lot of hard work and the coaching staff has been clear about his role. Fingers crossed he can continue. Different dimensions, therefore, each game, you have to come up with different plans. Rhythm is good. We used 6-7 bowlers, we have so many options and that’s good,” Curran said of the win.