The Punjab Kings (PBKS) have made a strong start to the Indian Premier League of 2022 under their new captain Mayank Agarwal. The team had defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening game, and even when it faced a major defeat against the Knight Riders in their next match, PBKS came back strong to defeat Ravindra Jadeja’s Chennai Super Kings by a wide margin of 54 runs.
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The bowlers of the Punjab Kings had a stellar outcome in the match against CSK, as they ran the side at 126 in a pursuit of 181. While all bowlers had an impressive outing, 24-year-old Vaibhav Arora returned with the most economical figures (2/21 in four overs). The figures were further important as Arora made his debut in the Indian Premier League.
After his excellent performance against the defending champions, the fans and former cricketers both had praise over the pacer with right arm. However, his personal coach Ravi Verma revealed that Arora had almost left the game in 2018. Tell the story to the Indian Express, Verma said that during a district match, seven catches of Arora’s bowling were dropped, which irritated the bowler.
“‘Sir koi bhi private naukari dekh lo, cricket ab nahi ho sakta (Lord please look for a private job, I’m done with cricket),” Verma recalled Arora’s words.
“I told him to get a ‘Quitter’ tattoo on his forehead and never call me again,” he further recalled.
Arora then stepped forward and finally earned the Ranji call in the 2019/20 season of the tournament, making his debut against Saurashtra in Dharamsala. He made his State List and A20 debut last year. In IPL 2020, his friend and now teammate Arshdeep Singh helped him and Punjab Kings finally signed Arora as a net bowler for the season.
“Those 80 days with the Punjab Kings gave me an enormous amount of confidence. It took my bowling to the next level. I bowled to KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Mayank Agarwal in the nets. It took the fear factor away from me. off, “added Arora,
“After our first non-session in Dubai, Rahul bhai asked me where I was playing and said that you would play in IPL soon. Anil sir also came to me once and asked a similar question; he said I have the potential and told me to work hard. ”