All Rumours Of KL Rahul Denied | Source Close To LSG

A source close to LSG denied all the rumours of KL Rahul relinquishing the captaincy

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) received a thrashing from Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 57th match of the IPL 2024. SRH chased down a target of 166 in less than 10 overs. Just after the game finished, LSG’s owner, Sanjiv Goenka was seen animated on captain KL Rahul. Although we don’t know what the conversation in all about, we can see Goenka looks frustrated while talking to KL Rahul. The video went viral on social media and after that, there were rumours that Rahukl might relinquish LSG’s captaincy. We will talk about the incident in detail. So let’s start.

SRH thrashed LSG to register their 7th win in IPL 2024

After winning the toss, LSG decided to bat first. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was brilliant with the new ball as LSG lost Quinton de Kock and Marcus Stoinis early in the inning.

KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya tried to steady the ship for LSG, but their partnership didn’t last long. At one stage, LSG were 66 for 4 in 11.2 overs.

Nicholas Pooran and Ayush Badoni’s unbeaten 99-run partnership helps LSG to post 165 on the board.

SRH made the mockery of a run-chase as openers, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma went berserk after the LSG bowlers. They won the game by 10 wickets with 10.2 overs remaining.

Sanjiv Goenka looks agitated while talking to KL Rahul

After the game, an official broadcaster showed the visuals in which LSG’s owner, Sanjiv Goenka agitatedly talked to captain KL Rahul. Although we can’t hear the conversation, Goenka looks very frustrated in those visuals because of the way he is talking and his gestures suggest he is very animated.

He might be frustrated due to the thrashing received by LSG from SRH. Goenka might want to ask questions regarding the performance of individuals and the team.

Not just Rahul’s captaincy, his approach in batting is also questionable. Rahul scored 29 runs off 33 balls, less than run a ball. Not just in that game, Rahul’s approach has been questionable over the last few years in T20s.

KL Rahul to relinquish LSG’s captaincy?

After that video goes viral on social media, a few different media reports are coming out. Some media reports say LSG’s captain might relinquish captaincy to focus on his batting and vice-captain, Nicholas Pooran will lead the team in the last two league stage games. Also, the other report suggests LSG franchise won’t retain Rahul before the IPL 2025 mega-auction.

‘Everything is fine between the two’ – a source close to LSG denied all the rumours

A source close to the LSG franchise denied all the rumours of KL Rahul being displaced from the captaincy and won’t be picked in the auction.

The last match didn’t go our way, but everything is fine now between the team and owners. Rahul is in good space and taking rest before the game against DC,” sources close to LSG told IANS.

A source said KL Rahul will continue to lead the side in IPL 2024. Also, a media report suggests Sanjiv Goenka apologised to Rahul after getting a backlash from the fans on social media. But all of these things look like rumours as it is not confirmed. All-n-all, according to LSG’s closed source, everything is fine between the two (the owner and the captain).

Was it fair for the owner to talk to a player like this?

Now the question is – Was it fair for Sanjiv Goenka to talk like this to KL Rahul? See this is not the first time that these things are happening in IPL or cricket overall. We have seen a few other instances where the franchise’s owner went hard at a player or a group of players.

There are a few instances which didn’t come out in public. It’s just that the footage of this incident came out in public. Over the years, many players were questioned on their performances and a few other things by the IPL franchise owner.

But one thing I like about KL Rahul is he dealt with the situation very calmly. He didn’t react much, which shows his grace.

The fans on social media also support Rahul and show sympathy. Some fans also said we live in a corporate world, and if someone is paying you that many big bucks, he/she is entitled to ask questions. But there is a way to talk and those things must happen behind bars.

So everyone has its own opinion. Whatever, this is all about today. Now we will move on to the back end of IPL 2024 and things will get interesting regarding the IPL 2024 playoffs.

LSG are still in the hunt for the playoff race. They found themselves at No. 6 in the points table with 6 wins in 12 games. Their net run rate (NRR) is on the lower side. So they have to win by a big margin to improve their NRR. Currently, their NRR is -0.769. LSG will play their next two games against Delhi Capitals (in Delhi) and Mumbai Indians (in Mumbai) on May 14 and 17 respectively.

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(1) Which team sits at the top of the IPL 2024 points table?

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), with 8 wins in 11 games and with NRR of +1.453, found themselves at the top of the points table.

(2) Who is the orange cap holder in IPL 2024 currently?

Virat Kohli holds the orange cap right now in IPL 2024. He has scored 634 runs in 12 games so far.

(3) Who is the current purple cap holder in IPL 2024?

Harshal Patel, with 20 wickets in 12 games is a purple cap holder currently in IPL 2024.

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