Former South Africa spinner Imran Tahir slammed Lucknow Super Giants’ (LSG) coaches following their defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the low-scoring encounter in the IPL 2023. On Monday, May 1, the Faf du Plessis-led side defeated LSG by 18 runs at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
“Everyone knew that KL Rahul was injured and that he wouldn’t bat. So their batters should have taken the responsibility and the coaches should have communicated with them and made a proper plan,” Tahir said.
“This is their home ground. What amazed me is that everyone went in and tried to play shots. I don’t think those shots were required. You had seen Faf du Plessis, who concentrated primarily on singles and he is not like that. Normally he is an aggressive player, he is a player who goes and plays his shots,” he added.
I believe RCB looked more hungry in this game: Tahir
“I believe RCB looked more hungry in this game. The way their bowlers bowled was according to the pitch and they used their spinners very well. The fast bowlers used the slower ones and Josh Hazlewood got a good bounce,” he concluded.