WATCH: LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka lashes out at KL Rahul after SRH defeat

LSG lost by 10 wickets in Hyderabad

By Web Desk
May 08, 2024
Goenka can be seen reprimanding KL Rahul. - Screengrab

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) owner Sanjiv Goenka appeared visibly displeased and lashed out at skipper KL Rahul after his team suffered a resounding defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 57th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

LSG endured a crushing 10-wicket loss to SRH, which not only dealt a blow to their morale but also jeopardised their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. A victory in this match would have significantly bolstered their position.

Rahul seemed noticeably deflated, further exacerbated by what appeared to be a rebuke from Goenka. 

The franchise owner engaged in an animated discussion with the team captain, indicating his dissatisfaction with certain aspects.

In a widely circulated video online, Goenka can be seen reprimanding KL Rahul. Despite this, the LSG skipper maintained his composure.


LSG, who chose to bat first, struggled to make an impact, posting a modest total of 165 runs. Initially faltering at 66/4, they were rescued by Nicholas Pooran (48*) and Ayush Badoni (55*), whose unbeaten 99-run partnership salvaged their innings.

Later, LSG failed to apply pressure on Sunrisers Hyderabad with the ball, struggling to contain Abhishek Sharma (75*) and Travis Head (89*).

The duo wreaked havoc on the opposition's bowling lineup, effortlessly chasing down the target within overs.

Meanwhile, Rahul expressed his dismay over the defeat against SRH. He conceded that he was at a loss for words witnessing the batting display by Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma.

The LSG skipper also acknowledged that his team fell short by 40-50 runs. Speaking to broadcasters, he elaborated:

"Am lost for words. We have watched that kind of batting on TV. But this is unreal batting. Everything seemed to find the middle of the bat. Kudos to their skills. They have worked hard on their six hitting skills. They didn't give us a chance to know what the pitch played in the second innings. Was hard to stop them as they teed off from ball one," said Rahul. 

It must be noted LSG are sixth at the points table and have two win their remaining two games and rely on other teams' results to qualify for the playoffs