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IPL 2022: ‘Win Would Have Been Great But a Lot to Learn From This’

Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul feels that his crew will be taught lots from the 5-wicket defeat to Gujarat Titans of their first match of the season. In an exciting contest at Wankhede Stadium, Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans obtained the higher of Lucknow within the last over as Rahul Tewatia and Abhinav Sadarangani snatched victory from a crunch scenario.

The match didn’t begin on a optimistic notice for each Rahul and Lucknow because the skipper was dismissed on a golden duck which triggered an early top-order collapse. However, Deepak Hooda (55 off 41 balls) and Ayush Badoni (54 off 41 balls) smashed fifties to assist their crew put up 158 for six.


Rahul admitted that the win would have been nice for his crew however he insisted that the combating spirit of the middle-order batters will enhance the boldness of the crew.

“It was an outstanding recreation. What a approach to begin the marketing campaign. Starting off like that with the bat was not supreme however the best way we recovered was phenomenal. It offers us a lot confidence when the batters within the center and decrease order can do the job. We know with the Wankhede the ball can do a bit in the beginning and if we will get by way of that will probably be supreme. We couldn’t have began the marketing campaign in any higher method. The win would have been nice however lots to be taught from this,” Rahul mentioned within the post-match presentation.

The Lucknow skipper talked concerning the early top-order collapse as he heaped praises on the opposition pacer Mohammed Shami to take advantage of the pitch along with his fiery spell.

“Sometimes you gotta give it to the standard of the bowler. We all understand how good Shami is and if anybody may exploit the pitch that’s Shami. I knew he can be harmful. It is nice to see him bowl that nicely. With the best way we completed and batted within the second half we gave ourselves an opportunity,” he added.

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Rahul additional talked concerning the dew which made life tough for the bowlers however he assured that his crew will begin practising with the moist ball.

“It will get actually tough with the dew to grip the ball however I don’t wish to give that as an excuse. We have to return and observe bowling with the moist ball. We executed most of our plans however with a moist ball it skids on properly. Good win for them and good studying for us,” Rahul mentioned.

The charismatic batter additionally heaped praises on younger Ayush Badoni who performed an important 54-run knock from a distinct scenario. Rahul mentioned that the 22-year-old is a 360-degree participant and has been phenomenal for the crew from the primary day within the camp.

“He’s (Badoni) child AB. He has been phenomenal from the primary day. For a bit boy he packs a punch and performs 360 levels, so completely satisfied for him as he grabbed the chance. It was not supreme for him to stroll out with us 4 down however he did nicely underneath stress and hopefully, he can proceed doing that,” he concluded

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