KL Rahul Gives Blunt Verdict On IPL's 'Two Bouncers' Rule After Loss vs RR

Mar24,2024



Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul didn't want to say much about his team's 20-run defeat to Rajasthan Royals in their opening IPL match, but admitted that neither team was able to crack the powerplay code first. Is. week so far. The rule of two bouncers per over has been implemented in the IPL from this season and while chasing the target of 194 runs, LSG were bowled out in the first six overs, leaving their score at 47 for 3. Rajasthan Royals were slightly better at 54 for 2 in their first six overs. Over. Both Devdutt Padikkal and Rahul had to undergo concussion protocol after Trent Boult's ball hit their helmet. “It's just the first game and I won't make too much sense of it or analyze it too much,” Rahul said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“Powerplay is important for every team, and I don't think any team has been able to crack it yet. Mohsin was our powerplay bowler in the first season, but last season he was not fully fit. It is good to see him back. Looks like he's new.” It has been important for us since he arrived,” he said.

Rahul felt that 194 on the Sawai Man Singh track was not a big target.

“I don't think the target was very big. It was just more than 10. We bowled well in bits and pieces. Just made a few mistakes.” His team chasing the target of 194 runs despite losing three early wickets was a big positive for the captain.

“We will learn from our little mistakes. When we are three years old.” [down] Not for nothing, and we give ourselves the chance to chase the 194 spokes of our line-up.

“But we need to find ways to win cricket games. We will try to move forward from here and see where we can be stronger,” Rahul said.

After missing the better part of the last season, which he described as “painful”, Rahul was happy to start the current edition of the IPL with a half-century.

“When you score runs, you always feel good. But it is important for us to go on to win. That gives more satisfaction.” He also praised Justin Langer for bringing peace in the dressing room.

“Langer brings a lot of calmness to the group. I stole his point when I said we need to find ways to win games of cricket. We enjoy having him around.”

Praising his coach, Rahul said, “We have all seen him coaching Australia to T20 World Cup and Ashes victories.”

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