The start of the IPL 2023 season was not good for Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul and he could score only 8 runs in 12 balls. Despite his early dismissal, Lucknow scored 193 runs.
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Lucknow: No matter how big a cricketer is, he has some or the other weakness. Someone’s weakness is on the basis of technique, while someone’s weakness is a particular bowler. Indian cricket team star batsman KL Rahul There are also some weaknesses, in which failure in front of left-arm fast bowlers is at the top. In international cricket, star pacers like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Trent Boult and Mitchell Starc have been handling him. This weakness is also visible in IPL and a 25-year-old pacer has become a headache for him.
The beginning of the new season in IPL was not good for Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul. The Lucknow team and its fans, playing for the first time in their home ground of Lucknow, expected a big performance from their captain but it could not happen. Batting first against Delhi Capitals, Rahul could score only 8 runs and returned to the pavilion in the fourth over.
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Sakaria hunted for the fourth time
Lucknow captain Rahul spent 12 balls to score these 8 runs. However, before getting out, Rahul had hit an excellent six over deep midwicket. Seeing that sixer, it seemed that Rahul would play a big innings, but the bowler on whom he hit a six ended his game. Rahul flicked the ball of Delhi’s left-arm pacer Chetan Sakaria but was caught out at deep square leg. With this, Sakariya made Rahul his victim for the fourth time in IPL.
LSG scored big
By the way, Rahul’s early dismissal did not affect Lucknow much and Kyle Meyers became the reason for this. Lucknow, which scored only 19 runs in the first 4 overs, had completed 100 runs till Meyers was dismissed in the 12th over. Out of this, 73 runs were scored by Meyers alone. The West Indies all-rounder, making his debut in IPL, scored 73 runs in just 38 balls, hitting 7 sixes and 2 fours. Meyers’ Windies partner Nicholas Pooran also played a quick and important inning of 36 runs in 21 balls. Lucknow scored a total of 193 runs.
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