New Delhi. Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul (KL Rahul) Indian Premier League (IPL) I credited the bowlers for their 20-run win over Punjab Kings on Friday but expressed displeasure over the performance of their batsmen. In this match, the fast bowlers took full advantage of the extra bounce they were getting from the pitch. Batting first, Lucknow scored 153 for eight but their bowlers restricted Punjab to 133 for eight.
KL Rahul said after the match, “We were not happy with the performance of our batsmen. We have experience in our batting line-up and we should have taken advantage of that. The pitch was difficult to bat, but we should have scored more than 160 runs. “But our bowlers bowled very well. Krunal Pandya has done well in this entire IPL. He bowled economical and took wickets at crucial times. Apart from this, the way the fast bowlers bowled, our team benefited.
Rahul said, “We need to understand the conditions well in any match. We should know what to do when we have to.” Punjab captain Mayank Agarwal said that the target could have been achieved but his batsmen performed disappointingly. Agarwal said, “We lost wickets at regular intervals. We didn’t bat well. There was good bounce from the new ball but after that it was easy to bat.” He said, “We should have achieved this target. Our bowlers bowled well but the batsmen let us down.
Krunal Pandya’s bowling improved by Rahul Shanghvi
Man of the match Krunal Pandya said, “For the last seven-eight months, I was working on my bowling, which I am getting benefitted from. Rahul Sanghvi helped me a lot during this time. I am not able to do anything special in batting. Hopefully, I will do well in batting also.” Rahul Shanghvi is a former cricketer of India. Between 1998 and 2001, he played 1 Test and 10 ODIs for Team India. Sanghvi has taken 271 wickets in 95 First Class matches and 97 wickets in 68 List A matches. (with language input)
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 30, 2022, 07:46 IST