Kuldeep Yadav was arrested by Pakistan authorities in March 1994 on espionage charges and released from jail on August 22 this year.
Despite a brave innings of 34-ball 44 from Jitesh Sharma, his innings did not prove to be enough as Shardul Thakur delivered big time in the contest, scalping four wickets.
The left-arm wrist-spinner, who is currently second in the list of wicket-takers with 17 scalps, had a rough three years prior to this IPL edition.
While Pant and Amre have been fined their entire match-fee, Thakur was penalised 50 per cent of his match-fee, IPL said in a release.
In the third ball, Powellagain hit a full toss ball for a maximum and that full toss according to Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant and team management was a no-ball.
It started with Kuldeep Yadav, who was at the non-striker's end, gesturing to the umpires to check for a possible no-ball on height.
Pant had called back his batters -- Rovman Powell and Kuldeep Yadav -- after the umpires did not check the delivery for a possible no-ball in the last over as DC lost the match by 15 runs.
In the past five years, life has come to a full circle for 'Kul-Cha' who were the 'taste' of the nation between 2017 and 2019 when wrist spinners were in vogue during the Ravi Shastri-Virat Kohli era.
The top score for Punjab was keeper-batter Jitesh Sharma's 32 off 23 balls with skipper Mayank Agarwal scoring 24
Kuldeep Yadav, who was adjudged the 'Player of the Match' for his four-wicket effort, took an amazing running catch to dismiss Umesh Yadav off his own bowling.
Good starting performance can be great for Kuldeep Yadav's confidence, feels Delhi Capitals' assistant coach Ajit Agarkar
In Delhi's opening match of the tournament against Mumbai Indians, Kuldeep Yadav broke a 67-run opening partnership by taking the wicket of captain Rohit Sharma.
Kuldeep 3/18 also had the desired effect because the Mumbai Indians' total of 177 was slightly undercooked on a good surface.
India had won the first Test against Sri Lanka by an innings and 222 runs with Ravindra Jadeja being adjudged as Player of the Match.
Chawla reckons that Kuldeep and Chahal will be able to make an impact at the upcoming World cup.
It will once again be interesting to see which players in the IPL will rise to the challenge against the best in the business.
Hayden also spoke about India's spin twins and what has led to the downfall of the finger spinners.
Kuldeep took two wickets for 42 runs in the Asia Cup cricket tournament against Hong Kong on Tuesday.
The likes of Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Yadav stepped up to restrict Rajasthan 144 for four after batsmen put on board 169 for seven.
Harmanpreet Kaur's swashbuckling show at the Women's World Cup 2017fetched her the women's batting performance of the year honour.
India think-tank should try to ensure a proper trade-off between providing opportunities to players warming the bench and maintaining the rhythm of pivotal members in final XI.