Venkatesh Prasad was upset by Lucknow Tremendous Giants’ (LSG) captain KL Rahul after their 7-run loss to Gujarat Titans (GT) within the ongoing IPL 2023 on April 22, 2023, Saturday within the match which was performed on the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
Chasing 136 runs to win, KL Rahul scored his 50 in 38 balls and obtained assist from Kyle Mayers (24) and Krunal Pandya (23). Nonetheless, Hardik Pandya utilized his bowlers nicely and Noor Ahmad picked two essential wickets within the center overs.
LSG wanted 30 runs in 34 balls and nonetheless had KL Rahul on the crease. All of it got here all the way down to 17 runs within the final 12 balls and Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma produced an excellent present of quick bowling as LSG may solely handle to attain 9 runs to complete on 128/7 and misplaced the match by 7 runs.
Rahul fell within the final over for 68 in 61 balls with 8 fours scoring simply 18 within the subsequent 28 deliveries after reaching his fifty.
This led to Venkatesh Prasad being extraordinarily vital of KL Rahul and calling his efficiency brainless.
“Bottling a run chase when 30 wanted of 35 balls with 9 wickets in hand requires some baffling batting. Occurred with Punjab in 2020 on few events dropping video games they need to have received simply. As good as Guj had been with ball & Hardik sensible along with his captaincy, brainless from Lko,” he tweeted.
Bottling a run chase when 30 wanted of 35 balls with 9 wickets in hand requires some baffling batting. Occurred with Punjab in 2020 on few ocassions dropping video games they need to have received simply. As good as Guj had been with ball & Hardik sensible along with his captaincy, brainless from Lko
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 22, 2023
I Don’t Know How It Occurred, However It Has Occurred: KL Rahul Speechless After Loss
After dropping the match, KL Rahul was in disbelief and regarded down as he talked to the commentators and mentioned what simply occurred. He mentioned that whereas he didn’t attempt to take the sport a lot deep, the GT bowlers had been glorious to place stress on the LSG batting.
He mentioned: “I don’t know the way it occurred, however it has occurred. I can’t put a finger on the place it went flawed, however we misplaced 2 factors right now, that is cricket. I assumed we had been good with the ball, 135 was 10 runs underneath par, the bowling was distinctive, we began nicely with the bat, however these items occur, we’ll should take it on the chin. However nonetheless an extended option to go, 8 factors off 7 video games, we had been on the flawed aspect of the end result right now.
We had been nicely forward within the sport and I wasn’t actually attempting to bat deep, I nonetheless needed to play my photographs, tackle the bowlers, however they bowled nicely in that 2-3 over interval, by Noor and Jayant, we maybe ought to have taken a couple of extra probabilities with wickets in hand, they bowled decently, however I believe we missed out on some boundary alternatives, the stress obtained to us within the final 3-4 overs, we performed nicely till then. They did bowl nicely although.”