Lucknow Tremendous Giants confronted a setback when their common captain, KL Rahul, was dominated out of the event because of a proper thigh harm sustained throughout a match in opposition to the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In Rahul’s absence, Krunal Pandya took on the duty of captaincy and carried out admirably, main the group to the playoffs.
Lucknow Tremendous Giants beat Kolkata Knight Riders to enter IPL play-offs
Krunal’s management abilities and skill to encourage his group to battle until the top had been evident on this shut encounter in opposition to the Kolkata Knight Riders. The victory showcased the resilience and willpower of the Lucknow Tremendous Giants, who overcame challenges to safe their place within the playoffs of the IPL.
“First reaction is satisfaction. We never gave up, we were put under lot of pressure but credit to the boys,” he stated on the post-match presentation.
“At one stage, they were 61/1 but I’ve seen it before that at this level 2-3 tight overs and we’re in the game. And there was some grip for the spinners as well.”
IPL 2023: Lucknow Tremendous Giants edge Kolkata Knight Riders by 1 run to enter playoffs
Krunal was in awe of KKR left-handed batter Rinku Singh‘s big-hitting skills.
“Rinku has been special this year, every game when he’s there you can’t take it easy,” he stated.
A disappointing KKR skipper Nitish Rana hopes to return again stronger subsequent season after studying classes from a disappointing outing this 12 months.
“The result wasn’t in our favour, but there are a lot of positives from the season. Hopefully we come back as a better team,” he stated.
“You have to win back-to-back, and I feel bad since we had the ability finish games off.”
Nitish too was filled with reward about Rinku’s efficiency.
“Looks like I have spoken Rinku all 14 times that I have held the mic after a match! I really don’t have words to define him. If he can bat that way in that situation, then he can do anything,” he stated.
(With PTI inputs)