DC vs LSG: Watch - Sanjiv Goenka applauds KL Rahul as he takes stunner on second attempt to remove Shai Hope

Updated - 14 May 2024, 08:54 PM

KL Rahul, Sanjiv Goenka
KL Rahul, Sanjiv Goenka {PC:X}

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) skipper KL Rahul stepped up big time for his team on the field in the ongoing game against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The match between the two teams is taking place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. 

Delhi Capitals, who were asked to bat first, had a great start to their innings even though they lost Jake Fraser-McGurk early. The duo of Abishek Porel and Shai Hope made sure that they took the attack to the Lucknow Super Giants bowlers and got some quick runs for the team at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. 

Shai Hope in particular looked solid and was shaping up for a big knock. With the way he was going, it needed something special to take his wicket and Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul did exactly that. The keeper-batter, who is fielding today, came up with a brilliant effort. 

During the 2nd ball of the 9th over, Ravi Bishnoi bowled a flatter delivery outside off. Shai Hope opened his arms and slapped it straight to cover. He hit the ball hard towards KL Rahul, who was in an awkward position at the covers. 

The ball went quickly to him but popped out of his hand. The ball lobbed to his right and then moved quickly and put in a fantastic dive to take the catch with both hands before the ball hit the ground.  What caught the attention of many was the reaction of Sanjiv Goenka as he applauded the efforts of the skipper.

Here's the video:

Shai Hope played a decent knock for his innings at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The Caribbean batter scored 38 runs off 27 balls. He batted with a strike rate of over 140 and also hit 3 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. He added 92 runs with Abishek Porel. 

Abishek Porel also played a stupendous innings for his team while opening the batting. He scored another half-century in the league. The batter played a valiant innings 58 runs off 33 balls, batting with a strike rate of over 175 along with 5 fours and 4 sixes.

It has been a pretty good campaign - Marcus Stoinis 

Marcus Stoinis opened up about the campaign of Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2024. He believes that winning the next two games will give them a great chance to qualify for the playoffs. He also talked about his experience of playing under KL Rahul and Justin Langer. Speaking to broadcasters, he explained: 

"It has been a pretty good campaign. Up to us to win these two games and give us the best chance to qualify. I batting 4,5 and 6 you make an impact on the game. At the end of the day, you want to make an impact. Justin has been super organised. Good mixture of experience to help KL. You bowl good balls early." 

Lucknow Super Giants are currently placed 7th on the points table. They have won 6 games and lost 6 matches. A win in the next two games would ensure them a spot in playoffs.