‘He could have taken a little more chances’ – Ravi Shastri criticizes KL Rahul’s approach during chase against RCB
KL Rahul played a knock of 79 runs against RCB.
Updated - May 26, 2022 2:12 pm
Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has questioned Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) skipper KL Rahul after the new entrants failed to chase down 208 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Eliminator. The right-handed batter stroked 79 but he faced 58 balls and failed to finish the match for the team.
The right-handed batter’s approach during the middle-overs during the chase against the Red Army left several experts baffled. LSG skipper had a great start as he scored 26 runs off 17 balls during the field restrictions. However, the LSG skipper only managed to hit one boundary in the next seven overs, despite the required run rate climbing.
They should have gone a little earlier: Ravi Shastri on the LSG approach
“They should have gone a little earlier. Sometimes, you wait too long but here, between the 9th and the 14th over, they should have been someone who should have been targeted, especially in that partnership,” Ravi Shastri told Star Sports.
“When Hooda and Rahul were going, I think even though he did as well as he did, KL could have taken a little more chances because Hooda was going. Take a little more chances and he could have targeted someone between the 9th and the 13th over because Harshal was going to come back in the end. If they had got the required rate down at the stage, that would have made RCB a little nervous,” Shastri added.
Talking about LSG vs RCB match, the Red Army on the back of an excellent century from Rajat Patidar crossed the 200-run mark in their allotted 20 overs. Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik also made some decent contributions with the bat. LSG pacer Mohsin Khan was the pick of the bowlers for the new entrants.
In reply, LSG batters including KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda tried their level best, but could not manage to win the game for their side. Patidar was adjudged the Player of the Match for his excellent contribution with the bat.