Delhi Capitals registered the most convincing win of IPL 2022 when they defeated Punjab Kings by 9 wickets. Chasing 116 runs to win, David Warner (60 not out off 30 balls) and Prithvi Shaw (41 off 20 balls) easily sealed the game in Delhi’s favor.
Earlier, the Capitals’ bowlers didn’t allow Punjab to have a great outing in the match. Khaleel Ahmed, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets each. Kuldeep, who conceded 24 runs from 4 overs, was named the Man of the Match.
However, Mohammad Kaif and Irfan Pathan were not satisfied with the choice as they thought Axar Patel was the more deserving candidate. Axar conceded 10 runs from four overs and dismissed Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma, who scored 30 runs off 23 balls and could have taken Kings to a big total.
“Kuldeep bowled well, but Axar was the deserving candidate as he was more impactful than his teammate,” said Kaif.
“Axar dismissed two in form batters, Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma. Jitesh was looking set and could have taken the team to a big score,” said Irfan.