Punjab have had an eventful start to their Indian T20 League. In their season opener, their win over Rajasthan was overshadowed by mankading , something which continues to be a hot topic of debate that has polarised opinions. Their second match, a defeat to Kolkata, also made headlines with Punjab committing a fielding error that resulted in Andre Russell being given a life despite being bowled by Mohammed Shami. Russell went on to play a blistering innings that proved to be the difference between the two teams at Eden Gardens.