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‘Some wonderful moments and some…’: LSG boss Sanjiv Goenka and KL Rahul address team together in dressing room. Watch | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In what came as a pleasant surprise, Lucknow Super Giants boss Sanjiv Goenka, skipper KL Rahul and head coach Justin Langer addressed the players and support staff in an emotional meet-up after the franchise's Indian Premier League 2024 campaign came to an end on Friday. For LSG, who needed a victory over Mumbai and other results over the weekend to go their way to make an improbable entry into the playoffs, finished the season at the sixth spot as their net run rate only improved marginally to -0.667 after Friday's win. Wrapping up the season with 7 wins and equal number of defeats under new head coach Langer, LSG had a see-saw run that also saw Goenka's alleged 'public reprimand' of skipper Rahul after one of their defeats. Coming together after the end of the season, Goenk...
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IPL: Lucknow Super Giants play-off hopes fade as Delhi Capitals young heroes keep them breathing | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals’ next generation of batters are here. With Jake Fraser-McGurk and Tristan Stubbs bringing intimidating hitting through the second half of the IPL, Abhishek Porel on Tuesday showed he has brought in consistency to his elegant strokeplay. Against a rather thoughtful Lucknow Super Giants bowling attack on a tiring Kotla track, Porel made up for McGurk’s rare failure with a sublime 33-ball 58 to lay the foundation for the hulk-like Stubbs to close the innings with an unbeaten 25-ball 57 as Capitals posted 208/4.The maturity of the two batters in their early 20s trumped the experienced LSG top order as Capitals finished the league stage with a 19-run win and 14 points.While defending the total, the experience of Ishant Sharma (3/34) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/33) knocked ...
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LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka all smiles, applauds KL Rahul’s diving catch on second attempt. Watch | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Putting his 'public outburst' controversy with KL Rahul behind, Lucknow Super Giants owner Sanjiv Goenka on Tuesday was all smiles and seen applauding the skipper as he pulled off a fine diving catch in the clash against Delhi Capitals.Keeping his calm, Rahul grabbed a good catch on the second attempt to send DC's Shai Hope packing for 38 at the Arun Jaitley stadium. The incident took place in the 9th over when Hope opened his arms and slapped a Ravi Bishnoi flat delivery straight to cover where Rahul was stationed. After initially fumbling the ball, Rahul lobbed to his right to complete the catch on the second attempt. The catch had the LSG fans lauding Rahul at the stadium and Goenka too was impressed with the captain's effort. Earlier, Goenka hosted Rahul for dinner on Mon...
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‘This IPL has been tough for KL Rahul’, says Lance Klusener, downplaying LSG owner’s public outburst | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Lucknow Super Giants assistant coach Lance Klusener on Monday downplayed the recent public outburst by team owner Sanjiv Goenka directed at their captain KL Rahul. Klusener referred to the incident as a 'storm in a tea cup' and expressed no concern over what he considered a 'robust discussion between two cricket lovers.The Goenka public outburst took place after LSG suffered a massive defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad last Wednesday. Social media platforms were buzzing with discussions about Goenka's animated conversation with Rahul, which appeared to be a reprimand for the team's performance.There have been speculations about Rahul's future as LSG skipper also, but Klusener said there has been "certainly no discussions around" the matter."I don't see any problem with some r...
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‘Shah Rukh Khan came to the dressing room and…’: KKR spinner Varun Chakravarthy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders wrist spinner Varun Chakravarthy stated on Friday that team owner Shah Rukh Khan's motivational speeches have made a "huge impact" on the team during challenging moments in the current IPL season.His remarks come amid criticism aimed at Lucknow Super Giants team owner Sanjiv Goenka for publicly reprimanding skipper KL Rahul following a record defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.KKR also experienced a tough loss at Eden Gardens on April 26, when Punjab Kings achieved a world record chase of 262 in just 18.4 overs."SRK has been present in almost all matches in Kolkata. Even in the match where we didn't do well, he came to the dressing room and spoke to every player for an hour and hugged everyone," Chakravarthy said referring to the PBKS match.Is Ga...
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Speculation Mounts: Will KL Rahul step down as LSG captain for final two games? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With Lucknow Super Giants virtually out of contention for the IPL playoffs, KL Rahul's position as the team's captain hangs in uncertainty for the remaining two games following their heavy defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.It's widely believed that the LSG skipper, signed for a record Rs 17 crore before the 2022 auction, won't be retained ahead of the mega auctions in 2025.However, there are rumors suggesting that he might voluntarily step down to focus on his batting in the upcoming matches."There is a five-day gap before the next game against DC. As of now, no decision has been taken but it is understood that if Rahul plans to just concentrate on his batting for the remaining two games, the management won't mind," an IPL source told PTI on conditions of anonym...
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KL Rahul keeps his cool as Lucknow Super Giants owner Sanjiv Goenka gets animated after LSG defeat

Lucknow Super Giants saw their IPL 2024 playoffs chances suffer a damaging blow after they were handed a 10-wicket defeat by the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday. Batting first, LSG managed to only score 165/4 which the SRH opening pair of Travis Head (who got his half century in just 16 balls) and Abhishek Sharma (who got his half century in 19 deliveries) chased down inside 10 overs. After the game ended, cameras caught a slice of interaction between LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka and Indian cricketer KL Rahul, who is also the captain of the LSG franchise. While not much is known of what was being said between the two, Goenka looked animated while Rahul coolly heard him out. While the scene was playing out, experts in the studio for the official b...
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Watch: KL Rahul reprimanded on the ground by angry LSG boss Sanjiv Goenka after humiliating defeat, fans slam it as ‘disgusting behaviour’ | Cricket News – Times of India

After Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) got hammered by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an unbelievable run-chase pulled off by Hyderabad openers Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head, Lucknow skipper KL Rahul found himself at the receiving end of an animated discussion with franchise's owner Sanjiv Goenka near the LSG dugout but maintained his calm.IPL 2024: Results | Points TableChasing LSG's below-par 165 for 4, Hyderabad openers launched an almost unreal attack on Lucknow bowlers to reach the target in a mere 9.4 overs and register a massive 10-wicket win.Hitting 14 sixes and 16 fours collectively, Head and Abhihsek smashed 89* off just 30 balls and 75* off only 28 balls, respectively.Before being clueless against SRH's attack as a captain, Rahul had a forgettable outing as a batsman, scoring 29 of...