Lucknow Super Giants captain Rahul marked his 100th IPL appearance with a swashbuckling century which set up their convincing 18-run win over Mumbai Indians at the Brabourne Stadium on Saturday.
Lucknow Super Giants captain K.L Rahul was fined Rs 12 lakh after his team maintained a slow over rate in its IPL 2022 match against Mumbai Indians on Saturday (April 17).
Rahul marked his 100th IPL appearance with a swashbuckling century which set up their convincing 18-run win over Mumbai Indians at the Brabourne Stadium on Saturday.
After Rahul’s unbeaten 103 off 60 balls laced with nine fours and five sixes powered Lucknow to 199/4, Mumbai didn’t get any substantial score which they needed from their betters and could only get 181/9 in their 20 overs, slumping to their sixth consecutive loss of the ongoing tournament.
The Lucknow Super Giants have been fined after they maintained a slow over-rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Match 26 against Mumbai Indians at the Brabourne Stadium – CCI, Mumbai on Saturday,” the IPL said in a statement.
“As it was the team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, captain KL Rahul was fined Rs 12 lakhs,” it added.
It’s the first time in the IPL that Mumbai Indians have gone on to lose their first six games in a season. On the other hand, debutants Lucknow picked up their fourth win and joined Gujarat Titans at the top with 8 points.
“I Do Not Understand”: Sunil Gavaskar On KL Rahul’s Celebration Style
IPL 2022: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has said that he does not understand the “shutting the outside noise celebration” of KL Rahul.
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KL Rahul scored an unbeaten century against Mumbai Indians on Saturday at Brabourne Stadium and this helped Lucknow Super Giants post 199/4 in the 20 overs. Avesh Khan then returned with three wickets and in the end, Lucknow registered their fourth win of the ongoing IPL 2022 season. Rahul had brought up his century in the 19th over of the innings and he then celebrated in his trademark “shutting the outside noise” style, covering his ears with his fingers.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar however has said that he does not understand the reason behind celebrating in this way when you have scored a century.
“This is something which I do not understand. He is shutting down the noise but when you have got a hundred, you want to take in the applause. He should do this when he has scored four, five, six runs but when you got a hundred, take it out enjoy the applause everybody is applauding you, ” Gavaskar told Star Sports during the mid-innings break.
With this knock, Rahul is now just the second captain after Virat Kohli to score multiple centuries as the captain of a franchise. Rahul had earlier scored a century while leading Punjab Kings in 2020.
Rahul is also now the fourth batter in the IPL to score at least two tons against a single franchise. Rahul has two centuries to his name against Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Playing against the Mumbai Indians has brought out a different side to Rahul as he has registered 764 runs against Mumbai with 2 centuries and 5 fifties to his name.
Batting first, LSG posted 199/4 in 20 overs. Chasing 200, Suryakumar Yadav and Dewald Brevis showed glimpses of brilliance but it was not enough as Mumbai Indians stumbled to their sixth loss in a row.