R Ashwin with Chris Gayle during IPL 2020 match.

Delhi Capitals did not consolidate their place on the prime of the Indian Premier League 2020 factors desk after dropping out to Kings XI Punjab by 5 wicket on the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday. On a troublesome pitch in Dubai, DC did not defend a goal of 165 runs, which got here courtesy of Shikhar Dhawan’s spectacular century in 61 balls.

DC managed to take the sport to the second final over however Nicholas Pooran was in ominous kind for KXIP as they received the sport with 6 balls left. Pooran’s West Indies teammate Chris Gayle additionally appeared in good contact as he smashed 29 runs off 13 balls earlier than being dismissed by spinner R Ashwin within the sixth over.

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After the sport, Ashwin tried to take a dig at Chris Gayle as he posted {a photograph} of himself tying Gayle’s shoelaces with a caption that stated that, ‘The devil is always in the detail.Tie both his feet together, before bowling to him”.


Ashwin also said that it was tough day for DC and the team will bounce back strongly.

DC captain Shreyas Iyer also commented on the defeat as he said that the loss was a wake-up call for the team while lauding centurion Dhawan.

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“This is like a wake-up call for us. Going forward we are going to face tough situations and tougher teams. We have played amazing cricket in the past but we have to leave that in the past,” Iyer stated on the post-match digital press convention.

“We have to come out all guns blazing, play with freedom and take more responsibility. We need one match to qualify and keeping that in mind, we will take one match at a time,” he added.

“I am really happy for Shikhar Dhawan for the way he is going. He is creating an amazing platform for us as batsmen. We should be knowing our roles pretty well,” the DC skipper stated.

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