The match number 18 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is going on between the hosts Punjab Kings and the visiting Gujarat Titans.
Both the teams come into the match having suffered a defeat in their previous match, interestingly, on the very same day and now both the teams look to ensure a comeback in Punjab.
Punjab Kings suffered a defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous match while the Gujarat Titans saw the Rinku Singh carnage in the last over blew them.
Gujarat Titans bowler Yash Dayal was taken all over the park by Rinku Singh to score 30 runs in 5 while needing 28 runs in 5 balls to win the match.
Now after that punishment by Rinku, Gujarat Titans have taken a major step and decided to drop Yash Dayal from the Playing XI for the match against Punjab Kings.
But after this decision, Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya met with backlash as he didn’t back his player, like MS Dhoni did for Tushar Deshpande, who started off not so well but is currently CSK’s go to bowler.
Yash Dayal has been dropped after a disastrous spell against Kolkata Knight Riders.— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) April 13, 2023
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Team management should learn from what happened with Ben Stokes. From giving 4 sixes in t20 world cup final to winning World Cup for England 🔥— Bolt Ape Yacht (@SUDHANS59255167) April 13, 2023
Bolne or karne mai farq hota hai— Suresh12raj (@suresh12raj) April 13, 2023
Ashish nehra jab commentator hota hai tab bolta hai muje bhi 26 runs pare hai player ko back karna chahiye
Hardik bolta hai ki usse bhi bowling mai 15 runs diye 1st over mai ms ne back kiya
Ab khud ki bari aayi toh…
Yash Dayal Dropped 🤷🏻— Swapnil Vats (@iamswapnilvats) April 13, 2023
I did not like it. They should have backed him. What could be the reason other than that last over against Rinku Singh??#PBKSvGT #JazbaHaiPunjabi #SaddaPunjab #TATAIPL #AavaDe pic.twitter.com/BZP1RlQwyn
GT lost my respect. No more a team in my book tbvh— ꪜɪsʜᴀʟ ➳ᴮᵁᵀᵀᴸᴱᴿ (@ILY_Kohli) April 13, 2023
Getting replaced with Mohit Sharma is bigger shame 🤣🤣😭 https://t.co/hKgS5iWHb2— Googly (@Googly808) April 13, 2023
If it was dhoni, he would have backed his player— Afdhal (@zanoofick) April 13, 2023