Kevin Pietersen Showered Praises On Mayank Agarwal’s 99-Run Knock: Punjab Kings’ Mayank Agarwal, who was missed out on Punjab Kings’ previous encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore, was made the stand-in skipper of the team in the absence of a regular skipper KL Rahul in the game against Delhi Capitals last night.
Making a stunning captaincy debut, Mayank Agarwal gave a powerful performance of 99 runs and smashed the bowlers of Delhi Capitals to all the corners of the ground. His stunning knock was laced with 8 fours and 4 sixes and he helped his team post a target of 166/6 in 20 overs.
After Punjab Kings innings, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen showered praises on Mayank Agarwal. He praised Mayank for not letting the nerves affect his performance. He said:
“I think I said on commentary that captaincy can go one of two ways. You can either deal with it, that weight of expectations that clearly is just thrown straight amongst what you got to do for your team. It can create pressure, you start to worry about your players, your team,”
KP hailed Mayank as a quality player and said that it was a breathtaking performance by him. He said:
“He also did not play the previous game and KL Rahul did so well so there has been so much pressure leading into this game. Yes, he has been playing so well and he is a quality player. But sometimes you do question yourself,” he added.
“But I tell you what, he may have questioned himself before the game, but there is no more question to answer. When you go out and play an innings like he has just played here for all of us to see. It is just breathtaking,” he signed off.