IPL 2023: In the Monday 213-run chase against RCB, KL Rahul had trouble finding the scoreboard. With 18 off 20 balls, his inning came to an end.
Dodda Ganesh, a former all-rounder in Indian bowling, criticized KL Rahul, the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, for his performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday in the IPL 2023. Rahul struggled to get going while attempting to chase down a 213-run mark at Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Although he had trouble getting runs in, his inning was over with 18 off 20 balls. In the game’s 12th over, Mohammed Siraj got rid of him. Ganesh slammed Rahul’s performance, calling it the “most terrible innings,” without holding back.
“Given the circumstances of the match, KL Rahul’s innings has to rank among the worst ever played in the IPL. Man. What is he thinking? Seriously. At this level, this can’t continue for very long. The sport is not school cricket, “Ganesh posted on Twitter.
Rahul has not impressed this season; after four games, his strike rate is currently around 100. The right-handed batter’s season-opening performance against the Delhi Capitals was 8 out of 12. Before facing the RCB, he scored 20 off 18 against the Chennai Super Kings and 35 off 31 against SunRisers Hyderabad.
When LSG faced RCB, Nicholas Pooran’s blistering 62 off 19 balls enabled them to surpass their 213-run goal. The Rahul-led team prevailed on the game’s final ball, with just one wicket remaining. Marus Stoinis also made a significant 65 from 30 balls, joining Pooran.
Earlier, Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell all hit half-centuries to help RCB reach 212 for 2 in 20 overs. Kohli and Maxwell were ejected for 61 and 59, respectively, but Du Plessis maintained his undefeated status at 79 off 46 balls.
LSG’s Victory Led by Pooran and Stoinis Overshadows Rahul’s Struggles
On Monday, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by one wicket to win their third game in a row in the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) (April 10).
Despite the triumph, LSG skipper KL Rahul’s performance has drawn criticism because he scored batting at a strike rate and scoring just 18 runs in 20 balls under 100, even though his team needed 213 runs to win the game following a full batting display by the home team.
After the game, former Indian cricketer Dodda Ganesh blistered Rahul and did not hold back when praising Rahul’s performance. Rahul’s performance, according to the former bowler, was the “most terrible innings ever played in the IPL.”
“This KL game’s run: When you consider the game’s circumstances, Rahul has to be the most abhorrent innings ever played in the IPL. Man. What does he think? Seriously. At this level, this cannot continue. Unlike school cricket, “Dooda tweeted something.
Regarding the game, Rahul chose to bowl first after winning the toss. RCB amassed 212 runs off only two wickets, with half-centuries from Virat Kohli (61 in 44 balls), Faf Du Plessis (79 in 46 balls), and Glenn Maxwell (59 in 29 balls).
LSG had a terrible start, losing three wickets in the power play. RCB appeared to be bound for a significant victory, but Marcus Stonis, despite Rahul’s cautious start, changed the game with a quick-fire knock of 65 in just 30 balls. Nicolas Pooran played a spectacular knock after Stoinis and Rahul were dismissed, scoring.
The former Indian bowler Venkatesh Prasad was adamant in his campaign against Rahul’s selection for the Test team during the Australia series. Rahul has since taken the brunt of criticism from former cricketers.
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