Speaking at the end of the game, while Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane did feel that his team should have finished off the match, he also hoped that the match referee would take note of how Ashwin dismissed Buttler.
“We are not supposed to comment on a controversial issue. The match referee will take the call. We will take the decision sportingly,” he said.
Coming back to the game, Rahane said that the chase should have been completed despite the mankading episode and that the Punjab bowlers deserved credit for stifling the Royals batsmen. (ALSO READ: Ravichandran Ashwin, an absolute disgrace)
“I thought we were batting really well. We started off well at the top and then got another good partnership. Later on we needed 39 off 4 overs and we thought that could have been done easily. But KXIP bowled really well in the last three overs. When you are chasing 180 plus, someone has to go really hard,” he said.
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