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KL Rahul’s Swift Hands: Stunning Low Catch Dismisses Jos Buttler In IPL Clash
By CricShots - Mar 24, 2024 4:58 pm
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In the ongoing IPL match between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, KL Rahul, leading LSG, showcased his versatility early on. Despite initial concerns about his injury, which prompted the BCCI Medical Team’s advice to avoid keeping in the initial matches, Rahul took up the wicket-keeping role against RR.

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KL Rahul took a low diving catch

This decision proved significant when Rahul exhibited his agility and skill behind the stumps, particularly highlighted by his exceptional catch to dismiss RR’s opener, Jos Buttler. The moment arrived during the second over, bowled by Naveen-ul-Haq, who had been delivering decently until then.

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Ul-Haq pitched a fuller-length delivery outside off, tempting Buttler into a hard-handed drive that resulted in a thick edge. Reacting swiftly, Rahul, stationed behind the stumps, executed a stunning effort, moving sharply to his right and securing the catch with both hands, low to the ground.

 

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Despite initial apprehensions surrounding KL Rahul’s dual role as captain and wicket-keeper, his adeptness and effectiveness behind the stumps have silenced doubts and reinforced his value to the team’s overall performance. This early demonstration of skill and focus bodes well for LSG’s campaign in the IPL and underscores Rahul’s adaptability as a cricketer.

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Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal

Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul (c & wk), Quinton de Kock, Devdutt Padikkal, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur