The 63rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 was played between the new entrants Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on 15th May at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. In the second innings, RR players leapt in joy after his wicket, as they knew how crucial it was for getting a place in the Playoffs.
Surprisingly, Sanju Samson won the toss and decided to bat first as it has been their strength in the season so far. RR suffered an early blow when the LSG pacer, Avesh Khan cleaned up the in-form opener, Jos Buttler in the 3rd over itself. However, Yashasvi Jaiswal once again rose up to the occasion and played a fiery knock of 41 from 29 balls.
Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal also played important knocks to make sure the Royals kept the run rate going. Eventually, RR managed to reach the total of 177/6 in their quota of 20 overs. After coming to defend 178, the Royals got Quinton de Kock early in the third over and then dismissed KL Rahul inside Powerplay as well.
Ayush Badoni, who was promoted at No. 3, fell for a first-ball duck, as LSG was left reeling at 34/3 at the end of six overs. Among three wickets, RR’s most precious wicket was Rahul’s. The LSG skipper struggled to get going, scoring just 10 off 19 balls before he fell to Prasidh Krishna in the sixth over.
Rahul hit a six earlier in the over, and tried to play off the front foot towards off side. However, it went straight to Yashasvi Jaiswal at point. Following the dismissal, RR players celebrated the wicket very much and rightly so, as they knew what Rahul could have done to shatter their Playoffs hopes had he stayed there for a while.
Here is the video of the wicket of KL Rahul:
Here is how the fans reacted:
— Meeraj (@meerajrules) May 15, 2022
I've said it before. KL Rahul is the WEAKEST link in the Indian T20 side. Doesn't score when it matters,he's a statpadding fraud with no intent at all. but yeah let him score a 50 while chasing 99 against Bangladesh in a group game, the ear closing celebration will be on display.
— heisen (@heisen353) May 15, 2022
Mayank and kl Rahul's partnership was so intersting to watch
The way they used to take quick singles in powerplay❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Cover drive (@Viratkafan23) May 15, 2022
#KLRahul bhai thoda cricket lovers k liye khel lo…pais toh kama hi liya tumne
— abhi jai (@abhinavonly4u) May 15, 2022
— Aahil Samar (@AahilSamar2) May 15, 2022
@klrahul लखनऊ जॉइंट को फाइनल में ना पहुंचने का श्रेय टाइगर आपको ही जाएगा टीम हित में आपको बल्लेबाजी करने की आवश्यकता है
— Rish Babu Gupta (@rishi_gupta2) May 15, 2022
Similarity between KL Rahul and Kane Williamson both try there best to lose the Match fir their team's.@SushantNMehta
Sir please reply
— Aditya (@Aditya2139) May 15, 2022
KL Rahul Against. Kl Rahul Against Mumbai Indians Others Teams pic.twitter.com/zcihZvDWYW
— TEJASH 🚩 (@LoyleRohitFan45) May 15, 2022
One of the Greatest Knock played by KL Rahul just look at the strike rate 52.63 This is astonishing unreal what a Player KL Rahul 10off19Ball's well played 👍
— Abhi😎🇮🇳 (@Abhi61671178) May 15, 2022