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Despite a 20-run victory over PBKS, LSG captain KL Rahul criticises the batters

Despite his team’s 20-run victory over Punjab Kings on Friday, Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul did not appear delighted (April 29). Despite a strong start, the Super Giants could only manage 153/8 in their allotted 20 overs and appeared to be on the back foot at the midway point. Fortunately for them, the bowlers showed up and helped the Lucknow-based team cross the finish line.

Lucknow moved a step closer to an official spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 playoffs with their sixth win in nine games. While Rahul was satisfied with the overall result, he chastised his batters for playing stupid cricket’ while batting first. Rahul, who got six points on 11 balls, was dissatisfied with his batsmen’s failure to capitalize on the early lead.

For the uninitiated, LSG was 98/1 at one point before losing five wickets in 13 runs. As a result, Rahul believes his team could have scored 180-190 if the other batters had performed better.

“I think we just need to be smarter in reading the game. If we could have not played too many shots we could have done better. We have been good on the field and good with the ball. Just need to keep repeating the good things. The way we responded with the ball was phenomenal. Krunal (Pandya) has been brilliant throughout the tournament. This season he has really worked on his bowling,” asserted Rahul.