LSG vs RR: Watch - Mohsin Khan becomes Pakistan fielder, gives lifeline to Dhruv Jurel after an epic botch

Published - 28 Apr 2024, 12:42 AM | Updated - 28 Apr 2024, 12:43 AM

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The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) star left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan committed an awful fielding error in the 44th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) against the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Saturday, April 27, at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.

The 25-year-old pacer has been one of the top performers of LSG in the bowling department since making his debut in the Indian Premier League. He is often seen troubling the batters with his lines and lengths as he bowls with a great pace. Due to his brilliant performances for Lucknow Super Giants, many experts have backed him to represent India in the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, which will be held the in USA and the Caribbean.

However, Mohsin Khan had a poor day in the match against Rajasthan Royals as he was taken to the cleaners by the batters. In his 4-over quota, Mohsin Khan conceded 52 runs and he didn't pick any wickets in the match. The pacer also struggled on the field and he made a massive blunder during the 18th over of the match that gave a RR batter a lifeline.

On the second ball of the 18th over, Mohsin Khan bowled a slower delivery outside off-stump and Sanju Samson guided it towards short third where Yash Thakur fumbled it but he quickly recovered and threw the ball back. As this happened, Dhruv Jurel took off for a single but Sanju Samson declined and Jurel was caught in the middle of the pitch as the ball reached in the hands of Mohsin Khan. However, the pacer made a mess of the simple run-out as he didn't collect the ball properly and wasn't able to inflict a run-out, allowing Dhruv Jurel to get back the crease.

Watch - Mohsin Khan makes a huge blunder

Talking about the match, LSG posted 196/5 on the board as KL Rahul shined with the bat and then they allowed Rajasthan Royals to complete the run-chase inside 19 overs as Sanju Samson and Dhruv Jurel shined in the innings. RR won the match by 7 wickets and have almost sealed a playoffs spot.

Speaking after the match, KL Rahul blamed his batters for the defeat, saying that they scored 20 runs less. KL Rahul said:

"I think we left about 20 runs behind. We didn’t get an ideal start but with the partnership me and Hooda had was great. In these sorts of games, the set batter had to score close to a hundred after getting to 50-60. I think we were 150 after about 15 overs, should have capitalized on it a bit more."

KL Rahul further opined that the result of the match could have been different had he and Deepak Hooda had chipped in with a few more runs to provide the cushion to the bowling unit. KL Rahul said:

"I think it is clear the team with more sixes ends up winning. We do try to hit our sixes but today we had to change our approach after those two early wicket. If Hooda pushed on and scored 20 more, and I got 20 more then we’d finish around 220.  That would have been the difference, that’s the 20 runs we left behind."