KL Rahul has been arguably the most consistent batsman in the Indian Premier League in the last five years, but the LSG skipper fell after scoring 10 off 19 balls against RR on Sunday. RR players leapt in joy after his wicket, as they knew how crucial it was for getting a place in the Playoffs.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) got a decent start against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Sunday after coming to defend 178 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. They got Quinton de Kock early in the third over and then dismissed KL Rahul inside Powerplay as well. Ayush Badoni, who was promoted at No. 3, fell for a first ball duck, as LSG were left reeling at 34/3 at the end of six overs.
Among three wickets, RR's most precious wicket was Rahul's. The LSG skipper struggled to get going, scoring just 10 off 19 balls before he fell to Prasidh Krishna in the sixth over. Rahul hit a six earlier in the over, and tried to play off the front foot towards off side. However, it went straight to Yashasvi Jaiswal at point. Following the dismissal, RR players celebrated the wicket very much and rightly so, as they knew what Rahul could have done to shatter their Playoffs hopes had he stayed there for a while.
The weakest link!
I've said it before. KL Rahul is the WEAKEST link in the Indian T20 side. Doesn't score when it matters,he's a statpadding fraud with no intent at all. but yeah let him score a 50 while chasing 99 against Bangladesh in a group game, the ear closing celebration will be on display.— heisen (@heisen353) May 15, 2022
Mayank and kl Rahul's partnership was so intersting to watch— Cover drive (@Viratkafan23) May 15, 2022
The way they used to take quick singles in powerplay❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
#KLRahul bhai thoda cricket lovers k liye khel lo...pais toh kama hi liya tumne— abhi jai (@abhinavonly4u) May 15, 2022
@klrahul लखनऊ जॉइंट को फाइनल में ना पहुंचने का श्रेय टाइगर आपको ही जाएगा टीम हित में आपको बल्लेबाजी करने की आवश्यकता है— Rish Babu Gupta (@rishi_gupta2) May 15, 2022
One of the Greatest Knock played by KL Rahul just look at the strike rate 52.63 This is astonishing unreal what a Player KL Rahul 10off19Ball's well played 👍— Abhi😎🇮🇳 (@Abhi61671178) May 15, 2022