Lucknow Super Giants saw off league leaders Rajasthan Royals in a low-scoring affair in Jaipur on Wednesday, April 19. Despite their victory, LSG skipper KL Rahul has come under criticism due to his laboured innings at the top of the order against the home side. Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri dismissed the LSG skipper’s reasoning behind his low strike rate against the Royals.
“Absolutely (needs to get the strike up). All that talk about 160, I don’t buy it. When you have two chances, if you convert that 39 to 60 or 70, 160 becomes 175. You need someone in the top 3 to carry on and play that long innings,” Ravi Shastri told Star Sports.
Plenty to learn from this game for both sides: Shastri
“If the Rajasthan Royals team had done that. They would have won this game. Plenty to learn from this game for both sides on how to approach and taking chances at the right time. It’s still early days in the tournament. Rajasthan is No. 1 and Lucknow is No. 2 and they will learn a lot from this,” he added.