In the third match of IPL 2022, Punjab Kings easily defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB captain Faf du Plessis played a brilliant innings of 88 runs but his innings too could not win the team. However, after the loss of his team, he looked quite furious and was seen blaming a young player for the defeat.
Despite scoring 205 against Punjab, RCB got defeated and the turning point of this defeat was young Anuj Rawat dropping the catch of Oden Smith. Yes, if the 22-year-old had caught Smith’s catch, then Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) might not have had to face defeat. Anuj Rawat left this catch in the 17th over and at that time Smith was batting on just 1 run.
But leaving this catch of Anuj Rawat proved to be a boon for Punjab and in the very next over, Smith ended the match by scoring 25 runs. After this defeat, Du Plessis blamed the defeat on Anuj Rawat in gestures. Faf du Plessis said, ‘Leaving the catch of Odin Smith cost our team a lot. Had that catch of Smith been caught, we would have had 10-15 runs to defend in the last over.
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Speaking further, Du Plessis said, “We bowled well but we could have won if we had the fielding support. They say don’t catch the catch, win the match, but if you don’t catch the catch, you will lose the match on most occasions too.” Something similar happened in this match as well.
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