LSG Captain Rahul Humiliated as Owner Goenka Angry On Sunil Shetty’s Son-in-law

After the match concluded on Wednesday in IPL 2024, something remarkable was witnessed inside the field that one could hardly expect. The opening duo of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head, displayed a spectacular performance when they started chasing the target of 166 runs set by Lucknow Super Giants. Both batsmen managed to score 167 runs in just 9.4 overs. However, something unusual happened after the match, which nobody could have imagined. Sanjeev Goenka, the owner of Lucknow Super Giants, got angry with KL Rahul on the field after Lucknow’s shameful defeat, expressing his frustration towards him.

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Defeat in Numbers

With 29 runs off 33 balls against 107 runs off 36 balls, the statistics speak volumes about Sunrisers Hyderabad’s defeat against Lucknow Super Giants. While KL Rahul struggled with a slow-paced batting, scoring 29 runs off 33 balls, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma’s powerhouse partnership led to a magnificent victory, achieving the target with 10 wickets in hand. Sunrisers Hyderabad currently stands at the sixth position on the points table.

Record-Breaking Partnership of “Travishik”

The duo known as “Travishik” (Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma) set a target of 166 runs in just 58 balls (approximately 10 overs), which stands as the highest score in men’s T20 cricket so far. This implies that Lucknow’s defeat story was limited to 10-10 (10 overs and 10 wickets) in the restricted scenario.

KL Rahul’s Slow Batting Raises Eyebrows

KL Rahul’s unusually slow batting was unexpected in the T20 format. He lost two wickets in the first 6 overs, scoring 27 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, in the guise of Quinton de Kock and Marcus Stoinis, gave Lucknow’s team the first two jolts.

KL Rahul’s Furious Exchange with Sanjeev Goenka

A viral video captured KL Rahul silently standing in front of Sanjeev Goenka, expressing his frustration with his batting decisions. This entire incident was broadcast live on the official broadcaster channel of the IPL. Later, Rahul also expressed his displeasure with the coach.

Commentary on the Incident

Commentators suggested that such discussions should be held behind closed doors in the dressing room. The video of this incident went viral on social media, with cricket fans criticizing Goenka’s behavior and questioning his suitability for such interactions.

KL Rahul’s Post-Match Comments

Rahul mentioned that when you are losing, questions arise about your decisions. He admitted that they fell short by 40-50 runs and also lost wickets in the powerplay. He praised Ayush and Nicholas for their good batting performance, which helped them reach 166 runs.

Rahul’s Praise for Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma

Rahul appreciated the innings of Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma, calling it real batting. Both players showcased their six-hitting skills and worked hard on their partnership, resulting in an outstanding innings of 167 runs without any loss in 9.4 overs. Travis Head was awarded the Player of the Match for his remarkable performance, scoring 89 runs off 30 balls with 8 sixes and 8 fours, while Abhishek Sharma contributed with a not out score of 75 runs off 28 balls, hitting 8 sixes and 6 fours in his innings.

Who is Sanjeev Goenka

Sanjiv Goenka, owner of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, is a well-known industrialist in the country. His company RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group acquired the franchise of Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 7,090 crore in October 2021. Lucknow Super Giants made their entry into the IPL in 2022, and this is their third season.

According to the information available on the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group’s website, Sanjiv Goenka’s company operates in sectors such as power and energy, carbon black manufacturing, retail, IT-enabled services, FMCG, media and entertainment, and agriculture. The group has more than 23 companies and employs over 44,500 people. Sanjiv Goenka has been the chairman of this group since 2011. Among Sanjiv Goenka’s other assets are the sponsorship of supermarket chain Spencer’s and the snack brand Too Yumm! He also owns a share in the football team ATK. The Sanjiv Goenka Group has assets worth over $4.3 billion and millions of shareholders.

Born in 1961, Sanjiv Goenka is the grandson of Ram Prasad Goenka, the founding chairman of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. RP Goenka had established RPJ Enterprise along with the Phillips Carbon Black, Asian Cables, Agarpara Jute, and Murphy India components in 1979. In April 2001, Sanjiv took over as the youngest head of CII. Sanjiv Goenka has been appointed as the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur’s Board of Governors and also serves on the boards of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. The group’s headquarters are in Kolkata.

MS Dhoni Removed from Captaincy

In 2017, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, was removed from captaincy by Rising Pune Supergiants. This was the first time in his career that he was removed from the captaincy position. Dhoni had previously stepped down as captain of the Indian cricket team voluntarily, but when Chennai Super Kings faced a ban, he joined Rising Pune Supergiants and was made captain. At the time of removing Dhoni from the captaincy, Sanjiv Goenka, the owner of Rising Pune Supergiants, had told the BCCI that Dhoni has not been sacked. We have appointed Steve Smith as the captain for the upcoming season. To be honest, the last season was good. We didn’t have any experience there, and we wish for a young person to lead the team and give a new performance before the next season.”

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