‘Didn’t understand what KL Rahul was doing in middle overs’: Ex-India stars slam LSG captain after RCB win Eliminator

KL Rahul faced four more balls than Rajat Patidar and scored 33 runs fewer as a result. It’s a jarring contrast. It’s also a little unjust. However, in a knockout T20 encounter with 400 runs scored, the significant differential in strike rate between both teams’ top scorers is certain to have an influence on the match’s result. That is exactly what happened. Patidar’s Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 207/4, while the Lucknow Super Giants were dismissed for 193/6 after batting nearly till the 19th over. Rahul scored 79 off 58 balls but was bowled in the last over of the contest while attempting to play a lap shot off Josh Hazlewood, leaving LSG with a daunting task of scoring 28 runs in seven balls.

 

Former India cricketers Ravi Shastri and Dodda Ganesh responded to Rahul’s innings by saying the LSG skipper could have attacked the ball a little harder. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes Rahul could have taken more chances when batting alongside Deepak Hooda between the 9th and 14th overs.

 

“It would have been better if they had left a bit sooner.” “Sometimes you wait too long,” Ravi Shastri told Star Sports, “but between the 9th and 14th over, they should have been someone who should have been targeted, particularly in that pair.”

 

“When Hooda and Rahul were leaving, I believe KL should have taken a few more risks since Hooda was leaving, even though he performed so brilliantly.” Because Harshal was going to come back in the end, he might have targeted someone between the 9th and 13th over if he had taken a few more risks. Ganesh, a former India fast bowler, stated he didn’t comprehend Rahul’s batting in the LSG chase’s middle overs.

“Rajat Patidar scored 112 runs in 54 balls. KL Rahul scored 79 runs off 58 deliveries. The game’s outcome was determined by these two contrasting innings. I’m not sure what KL was doing banging 1s and 2s in the middle overs. He tweeted, “You have all the shots, but you still don’t want to play it?”