LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir reacts as KL Rahul drops Dinesh Karthik’s catch
Lucknow Super Giants’ Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 journey came to an end after a 14-point defeat in the Eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore. While several current and former cricketers have criticized them for their batting strategy, LSG was also sloppy on the pitch and made too many catches. Rajat Patidar, who stole the show with his 54-ball 112*, was dropped three times. LSG skipper KL Rahul took the spotlight as he dropped Patidar and also Dinesh Karthik who also played a 37 counter attack from just 23 balls.
On the 15th over of RCB’s innings, Karthik timed his pull-off from Mohsin Khan’s delivery, and finished toward the halfway point wide. Rahul, who covered a lot of ground with his left hand, got both hands on it, but the ball shot out at the last minute.
LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir initially clapped because he thought Rahul had taken the catch. However, his reaction changed immediately when the ball wobbled out of the hands.
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Patidar and Karthik took full advantage of the missed opportunities as the pair added an unbeaten 92 runs for the fifth wicket.
Chasing a target of 208, LSG were limited to a total of 193 for six, despite KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda’s punches of 79 and 45 respectively.
RCB now takes on Rajasthan Royals in Friday’s Qualifier 2. The winner of that match will play the final against Gujarat Titans, who previously defeated RR in Qualifier 1.
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