Puno, May 11: Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul said Tuesday’s humiliating 62-run loss to the Gujarat Titans in which his team took all 82 was a good learning experience for his batsmen, whose poor shot selection meant that the team fell in a great defeat in a bass. – scoring meeting.
Rahul called the pitch tricky on the pitch itself and wasn’t sure how it will play out. And his team showed just how tough life was on that floor at MCA Stadium by dropping to 82 overall.
The pitch was tough as the ball grabbed and slowed on the surface, but there were no demons in it. There were rewards for the batsmen who played carefully and stayed on the wicket. Gujarat Titans starter Shubman Gill proved this with his unbeaten 63 fight helping his team to 144/4 in 20 overs.
In response, leg spinner Rashid Khan claimed 4/24 to lead a clinical bowling performance as Gujarat Titans won by 62 runs.
Rahul blamed his batsmen for the loss, saying they were guilty of poor shot selection. He said it was a learning experience for his team.
“We should have hit a lot better. Some poor shot selections and a breakaway didn’t help. Hopefully there’s a good takeaway from this for us. A loss for this isn’t what a team wants, but sometimes you need a little reminder to keep going.” turning”. improve every match and keep giving our best,” he said in the post-match presentation on Tuesday.
Rahul said the trick here was for him and fellow starter Quinton de Kock to lead the team through the powerplay overs with something like 30-40 runs on the board.
“With these low totals, you want to make use of the Powerplay. So for Quinton and myself, it was about getting the team off to a good start, not necessarily getting to a 60-race Powerplay, but at least getting to 35.” or 45 without losing too many wickets would have been ideal and would have set us up. Because we knew the floor was going to grab a little bit and scoring runs after the Powerplay and hitting the limits could be tough, so we took a few opportunities that didn’t come. out,” he added.
Rahul, who congratulated his pitchers on their excellent performance in restricting Gujarat to a score below 150, said they knew batting against spinners would be difficult in the second inning.
“In the middle, we knew their spinners would be tough to score, but having said that, we have to find ways to score runs against good opposition on tough pitches. That’s something we have to learn and figure out,” he said. .
He said his team’s task now was to quickly regroup and come back with good energy and intensity in the remaining games at IPL 2022.
“Obviously we’re not going to sit down and overanalyze a game like this. What we want is energy and intensity on the field and that was pretty good as we played. Batting, you get a chance and you can make a mistake. So you don’t want to overanalyze a game like this. You want to learn from it and see how we can do better if we put ourselves in a situation like this again.” Lucknow is currently second in the points table with 16 points from 12 games. A win in their next two games will seal their place in the playoffs.