IPL 2022 KL Rahul: KL Rahul’s Lucknow Supergiants and Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals put up their struggles at the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday (May 15). if LSG would have won the match. So they would have reached 18 points. And with no other side below them, who would have had as many points as possible would have been guaranteed a spot in the top two.
IPL 2022 KL Rahul’s Lucknow Supergiants and Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals
IPL 2022 LSG vs RR: However, another poor performance with the bat by the LSG team meant that they failed to chase down 179 runs. Scoring only 154 for 8 wickets, Royals not only got a better net run but also moved up to the second place.
KL Rahul admitted that the pressure
LSG is also in danger of not having two direct chances of making it to the final after their loss to the Royals. Rahul admitted that the pressure is now on his team to press on. With the side losing two games in succession for the first time.
In this competition, nothing comes easy and no point comes easy
“I won’t lie, yes, there is a bit of pressure. We all know in this competition nothing comes easy and no point comes easy, and we’ve had to learn that the hard way. We could have so easily been sitting today and could have qualified and gone into the last game with a free mindset. And try to enjoy our cricket,” Rahul said at the post-match press conference after the 24-run loss. Rahul
Every game brings its pressure and challenges
“But obviously we are in a position where we have to win the next game. I think it’s good, we all know every game is important. Every game brings its pressure and challenges. And it’s one more game for us to challenge ourselves as a team and try to win that game and carry that momentum forward and get some confidence out of the next game,” he added.
LSG Captain blamed the failure of the top order
LSG lost early wickets in the PowerPlay and were reduced to 29/3 in the sixth over of the chase. Rahul, naturally, put the blame on the failure of the top order. Which left the middle order with too much to do despite Deepak Hooda scoring a 39-ball 50 and Marcus Stoinis striking a 17-ball 27.
KL Rahul said the team’s intention was to utilize
Speaking about Stoinis batting down the order. Rahul said the team’s intention was to utilize his finishing skills to the best possible extent. But he said the top order was responsible for not making their jobs easier.