DC vs LSG: Watch - Sanjiv Goenka caught smiling after KL Rahul's dismissal for 5 in a shocking video

Updated - 14 May 2024, 10:24 PM

Sanjiv Goenka caught smiling after KL Rahul's dismissal
Sanjiv Goenka caught smiling after KL Rahul's dismissal [PC: X]

All eyes were on KL Rahul as he came out to bat in the ongoing game against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The reason was the controversy that took place after LSG's previous game in the ongoing IPL 2024.

LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka had stunned the cricketing world by publicly scolding KL Rahul following the team's humiliating 10-wicket loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad. After LSG finished their innings on 165, SRH chased down the total in just 9.4 overs without losing any wickets.

After the match, Goenka was caught by the cameras having an animated discussion with the LSG captain. While the details of the discussion are not known, Goenka's expression made it clear that he was not at all happy with the way things unfolded on the field.

Unsurprisingly, many believed that KL Rahul would have a point to prove when he came out to bat against DC. However, the LSG skipper failed to get going and was out for just 5 runs. He ended up miscuing a delivery from Ishant Sharma before Mukesh Kumar took a fine catch.

The cameras then caught Goenka giving an interesting reaction. As soon as Rahul was dismissed, the cameras turned towards Goenka who was sitting in the stands. The LSG owner had a mild smile on his face as Rahul was walking off the field.

Watch Sanjiv Goenka's reaction after KL Rahul's dismissal:

 

Earlier this week, LSG assistant coach Lance Klusener had downplayed the incident, saying: "I don't see any problem with some robust discussion between two cricket lovers. I don't see any problem with that. For us, I guess, it's just a storm in a teacup. We love a robust discussion, I think that's how teams get better. So, it's not a big thing for us.

Talking about Rahul's performance in the ongoing IPL 2024, he is LSG's leading run-scorer this season. In 13 games so far, he has scored 465 runs with the help of three half-centuries.

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