KL Rahul-led IPL team Punjab Kings finished their campaign in the sixth position in the IPL 2021 season. This time also he could not make it to the playoffs. This team has made a record in their name which they would like to forget as soon as possible.
Punjab Kings beat Delhi Capitals and failed to make it to the playoffs for the seventh time in a row. Delhi Capitals could not make it to the playoffs for six consecutive seasons, but this time Punjab has broken this record by not making the top-4.
This season Punjab had won only 6 matches out of their 14 matches. Punjab Kings was the runner-up in the 2014 season. That season Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Punjab in the final. After 2014, Punjab never made it to the top-4. Prior to 2014, he had made it to the top-4 only in 2008 and finished the season as a semi-finalist.
His campaign was disappointing for five seasons after 2008. Then in the year 2014, he reached the finals. After 2014 till the 2021 season, his campaign has been poor. Delhi Capitals did not figure in the top-4 from 2013 to 2018. But then he made a tremendous comeback in 2019 and 2020. He finished his campaign in the third place in 2019 and second in 2020.
Let us tell you that Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the only teams that have not won the IPL trophy till date. This year Delhi and Bangalore have qualified for the playoffs. Delhi team is at No. 1 on the table with 20 points and RCB is at third place with 18 points.