We wanted multi-faceted players, says LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka
By SMCS - Jul 5, 2022 11:40 am
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Sanjiv Goenka, the owner of Lucknow Supergiants, on Monday, shared that he was disappointed that LSG couldn’t win the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 but they have successfully built a strong team with a core of players that are multi-faceted as well. Lucknow Super Giants was added to the Indian Premier League from the 2022 edition and later had a great season in their own right as well. The KL Rahul-led team didn’t reach the final but played some of the most eye-catching cricket of the season and reached the playoffs.

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis kept his calm in the final over

Sanjiv Goenka has shared his views on the performance of Lucknow Supergiants in their maiden IPL appearance, claiming that they have a solid team that did quite well in their first year as well.

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“Pune was a short-term franchise. It was for two years, so we had to create or try and create an impact in that two years. So the first year, we were number seven out of eight, the second, last on the list, and in the second year, we were number two. Disappointed that we didn’t win then without a spot, but the fact is that in the space of twelve months we were able to go from being a losing side to being a potentially winning side,” Sanjiv Goenka said at the fifth edition of the India Today Conclave East.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul led LSG to another win

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“When we got the Lucknow franchise, the attempt was to create something which is lasting, so we looked at younger players. Most of our players, with the exception of one or two, are very young, so we’re looking at building a team for the long term. We were trying to have players who are multi-faceted, who can do different things and we do believe it sort of worked. That strategy worked. The team is very solid, very good and I think for the first year, we did extremely well, but we had a team that could have won and so, yes, it is disappointing that we didn’t,” Sanjiv Goenka concluded.