The former Indian cricketer, Aakash Chopra sees the King XI Punjab (KXIP) as entertainment after the KL Rahul-led side has won four consecutive games.
Chopra added that the things looked impossible but they are now looking in the KXIP’s favor after they have shown their potential in the last four games.
Discussing tonight’s combat happening between the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the KXIP, he expects the same and added if KKR win tonight, they will be in the top four as they already are being probable for as the qualifiers. Whereas, it will be tough for the remaining four franchises to slide them down later.
Aakash Chopra finds KXIP as entertainment
“All eyes will be on the encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab because the two teams are at the fourth and fifth positions currently. But if Kings XI Punjab win this match, the two teams will have the same number of points with the only net run rate being the difference.”
“And the story ahead is that both the teams play the same opposition in their upcoming matches, Chennai and Rajasthan with just the sequence being different. So, it will be even-stevens if Punjab wins this match.”
“But if Kolkata wins this match, they will reach 14 points which will mean that the top 4 teams will be on 14 points and the rest of the teams will be trying to make it somehow but it will become very very tough.”
“Punjab is a team on the rise. They have won four matches in a row, even from situations where it was impossible to win. A lot of things were not going their way earlier but now all things are going in their favor.”
“The word ‘Entertainment’ defines Kings XI Punjab and you can expect the same thing this evening.”