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“KL Rahul Is The Reason For The Loss” – Fans Slam LSG Captain After Defeat Against RCB

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KL Rahul scored 79 of 58 balls (Credit: Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 14 runs in the Eliminator at Eden Gardens in IPL 2022. Chasing 208 runs, KL Rahul and Co.managed to post 193 runs in their 20 overs. 

The Super Giants lost Quinton De Kock in the first over of Mohammed Siraj. This dismissal of De Kock made KL Rahul go into a shell and he failed to use the field restrictions. He did hit a few boundaries but struggled to keep the momentum going. 

In the middle overs, the Lucknow captain couldn’t cash on against the spinners. He tried to play them safely without taking much risk despite the required run rate mounting. KL Rahul’s sluggish approach made Deepak Hooda take the risks and eventually he got out. 

Just when LSG needed their captain to finish the game, KL Rahul got out, leaving no opportunity for the team to return to the game. He played a scratchy knock of 79 runs in 58 balls at a strike rate of 138.

Fans criticised the approach and intent of KL Rahul in this mammoth run chase. They blamed KL Rahul for LSG’s defeat against RCB in Eliminator. 

Here are the Twitter reactions of fans :

“We will take back a lot of positives” – KL Rahul on IPL 2022 campaign of LSG

KL Rahul in the post-match presentation blamed the poor fielding of LSG as the main reason for the loss. He believes that Patidar’s knock created a massive difference in this game. Rahul also applauded Mohsin Khan for his brilliant performance in this IPL season. The LSG captain was hopeful of a strong comeback in the next season.

“We let ourselves down in the field. Dropping easy catches never helps. Difference was obviously Patidar playing such a knock. When someone in the top three scores a hundred, more often the team wins. They fielded really well and we were poor. We’ll take back a lot of positives. It’s a new franchise. We’ve made a lot of mistakes, every team does that. Have to try and come back stronger.”

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