DC vs LSG: 'After the SRH game, Sanjiv Goenka came and asked KL Rahul...' - Justin Langer finally reveals full conversation

Updated - 14 May 2024, 05:03 PM

Sanjiv Goenka, KL Rahul
Sanjiv Goenka and KL Rahul (Credits: Twitter)

Lucknow Super Giants Head Coach Justin Langer has revealed the exact conversation between KL Rahul and Sanjiv Goenka. The LSG skipper and owner had a verbal argument after LSG's miserable loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 wickets. 

After the match, LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka was seen having an annoyed chat with KL Rahul. The incident of the moment became viral on social media. Fans also disliked LSG's owner's behaviour towards KL  Rahul. 

Later, there were also reports that KL Rahul had skipped travelling with the team post the incident. There are also reports that Rahul might not lead the side in the next game. 

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KL Rahul-Sanjiv Goenka verbal chat revealed by Justin Langer 

During a conversation with Times of India, LSG head coach Justin Langer revealed the exact conversation between Sanjiv Goenka and KL Rahul. Langer said that without the sound, it looked like an aggressive chat. However, it was just a tame conversation. 

“It’s a massive storm in a teacup, in fact in an espresso cup.  The thing that fascinates me about India is this incredible passion about cricket. Mr Goenka is no different. I’m no different. KL is no different.”

“Our plan for the game didn’t go perfectly. In fact, it was a disaster. After the game, Mr Goenka came onto the field and asked KL, ‘What happened? Our plan that we talked about hasn’t worked. What do we do now?’ 

And then we talked through it. The sound was off, no one heard what was said. It might have looked quite aggressive, but it was really quite tame,” Langer said. 

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SRH crushed LSG by 10 wickets 

In match 57 of IPL 2024, Lucknow faced a huge defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Batting first in the match, LSG piled up 165-4 in 20 overs with brilliant knocks by Nicholas Pooran (48*) and Ayush Badoni (55*). 

Later, SRH openers Abhishek Sharma (75*) and Travis Head (89*) stormed marvelous knocks to drive the team to victory by 10 wickets. SRH chased down the target within 10 overs to script history.

Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants are set to play two more games in IPL 2024. They will face Delhi Capitals in their next match and Mumbai Indians in their last encounter. 

LSG has played 12 games in IPL 2024, winning 6 and losing 6. With 12 points, they take the 7th spot in the points table. They have a slim chance to qualify for playoffs if they win both of their next matches. 


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