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Kings XI Punjab: A dangerous-looking machine gun filled with blanks

In the eighth match of IPL 2018, Virat Kohli's Royal Chellengers Bangalore (RCB) registered a home win, as Ravichandran Ashwin's KXIP let them win by failing in all departments of the game

Photo: PTI
Photo: PTI

A machine gun looks very dangerous and intimidating, but if it is filled with blanks instead of real bullets, it is useless. Kings XI Punjab seems to be that machine gun. With many big names in their squad, they look very intimidating on paper. On the field, however, it is a different story altogether. Invited to bat first by Royal Challengers Banglore, KXIP might not have imagined what was awaiting them. K L Rahul started the innings in the fifth gear. He hit the bowlers all across the park. Mayank Agarwal looked a bit rusty. But anyhow, the scorecard read a decent 32 runs after ...