Bhanuka Rajapaksa gets hit by a shot from Shikhar Dhawan.© Twitter
Punjab Kings had a great start in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 game against Rajasthan Royals in Guwahati on Wednesday. Prabhsimran Singh Scored a 34-ball 60 as PBKS cruised. After Prabhsimran departed in the 10th over, PBKS’ Sri Lankan recruit Bhanuka Rajapaksa Arrived at the crease. But he could last only one ball die to a strange reason. In the 11th over, Dhawan slammed a hard shot off Ravichandran Ashwin and the ball hit the forearm of Rajapaksa’s right hand. The SL batter looked to be in pain and left the field.
Shikhar Dhawan‘s shot went straight to hit Bhanuka Rajapaksa on his forearm on the right hand.
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rajasthan royals skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and elected to field first against Punjab Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Wednesday.
Punjab Kings started off their IPL campaign with a seven-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders while Rajasthan Royals started their run with a 72-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both the teams are heading to the game with no changes to their playing eleven.
RR skipper Sanju said at the toss, “We would like to bowl here. Expecting some dew. We will use the oppurtunity to bowl first. It is a great thought by the franchise. Loving it here. The players have gotten used to the conditions . We are going in with the same side. Very happy to see them grow. Jaiswal and Parag have grown a lot learning from the experienced guys.”
PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan said at the toss, “We all know the dew comes. We also wanted to bowl first. It is alright. We are used to it. Let us go day by day. Not putting too much on pressure on myself. The process matters the most. Same eleven from the last game. RR are a very good side. They are playing good cricket. We want to give our best.”
With ANI inputs
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