Ravi Shastri Is Unimpressed on KL Rahul Eliminator Approach Against RCB. Several former players were unimpress with Rahul’s strike rate during the game. Rahul, who is also the India captain for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa, has not had a strike rate of 140 or higher in the previous four IPLs.
The KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants’ Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 campaign came to an end on Wednesday with a 14-run defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator. LSG appeared to be on track in the chase, chasing a target of 208, until Rahul arrived at the crease. The LSG captain scored 79 runs off 58 balls for a strike rate of 136.20. He was out in the 19th over with the score at 180/5. His team ultimately fell 14 runs short.
Several former players were unimpressed with Rahul’s strike rate during the game. Rahul, who is also the India captain for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa, has not had a strike rate of 140 or higher in the previous four IPLs.
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Ravi Shastri believes KL Rahul could have scored more runs during the middle overs.
“They should have left a little sooner. Sometimes you wait too long, but between the ninth and fourteenth overs, there should have been someone targeted, especially in that partnership “After the game, Ravi Shastri spoke to Star Sports.
“When Hooda and Rahul were leaving, I believe KL could have taken a few more chances because Hooda was leaving. Take a few more chances, and he could have targeted someone between the ninth and thirteenth over, knowing that Harshal Patel would return with his full quota of overs. If they had achieved the required rate at that point, RCB would have been concerned “The former India head coach went on to say.
Rahul should have batted faster, according to former India batter Sanjay Manjrekar.
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