LSG vs MI: Watch - Mohammad Nabi takes brilliant catch at boundary to dismiss KL Rahul for 28

Published - 30 Apr 2024, 11:46 PM | Updated - 30 Apr 2024, 11:48 PM

Mohammad Nabi takes stunner
Mohammad Nabi takes stunner (PC: X)

The Mumbai Indians (MI) veteran all-rounder Mohammad Nabi took an absolutely excellent catch to get rid of the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) skipper KL Rahul in the 48th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) on Tuesday, April 30, at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

KL Rahul has always loved to play against the Mumbai Indians as he has smashed 3 centuries against the franchise and averages over 60. He has hit two of those centuries while wearing the LSG jersey. 

In 2022, LSG thumped the Mumbai-based franchise by 18 and 36 runs on April 16 and 24. In both those matches, the LSG skipper slammed brilliant centuries and took his team to victories. First, he scored a 60-ball 103 and then he slammed a 62-ball 103, remaining unbeaten both times.

In the IPL 2024 match against Mumbai Indians, KL Rahul tried to take the game by playing cautious cricket. Rahul would have thought about scoring big and taking his team past the finish line, but he failed and was dismissed for 28 runs in 22 balls, with 3 fours and 1 six.

KL Rahul was dismissed on the second ball of the 8th over, which was bowled by MI captain Hardik Pandya. MI all-rounder bowled a hard length delivery outside off-stump and KL Rahul tried to smash it over leg side for a six. However, he didn't make a good connection with the ball and was caught by Mohammad Nabi near the boundary as the Afghanistan veteran did not lose his balance despite being on one leg when he took it. 

Watch: Mohammad Nabi takes a stunner to dismiss KL Rahul off Hardik Pandya's delivery 

Talking about the match, Hardik Pandya's Mumbai Indians faced yet another defeat in the competition and now they can't reach 16 points, which means they no longer have their IPL qualification faith in their hands. 

Mumbai Indians have lost 7 out of the 10 matches, they have played in IPL 2024, with the 4-wicket loss to LSG causing a huge dent in their playoffs hopes. After the match ended, the former India National Cricket Team all-rounder Irfan Pathan took to his official X handle to launch a fresh attack on Hardik Pandya. He said that the Mumbai Indians were managed poorly on the field, which is the reason behind their failure in the Indian Premier League 2024.

"The team Mumbai Indians that qualified last year didn’t had Jasprit Bumrah but this season they had his services. Still they are in this situation. Purely because the team wasn’t managed well on the ground. Too many mistakes by their captain Hardik Pandya. It’s the truth," former India National Cricket Team all-rounder Irfan Pathan wrote on X.