KL Rahul: 'I will encourage 'Sharma ji ka beta'…': KL Rahul quits IPL 2024 with cheeky remark | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: After the victory against Mumbai Indians during their last match of Indian Premier League 2024, Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul expressed disappointment with the team's overall performance in the 17th edition of the cash-rich league.
Despite the victory, LSG finished their season with 14 points in 14 games and were eliminated from the playoff race.
During the post-match interaction, Rahul managed to lighten the mood with a humorous reference to a popular commercial featuring himself and his father-in-law. Suniel Shettyand Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma. “I am part of my father-in-law's team now. We will both be cheering for Sharma ji ka beta in the World Cup,” he joked, indicating his support for the Rohit-led Indian team during the next World Cup. T20 World Cup.
Reflecting on the season, Rahul said: “Very disappointing. At the start of the season I really felt we had a strong team and most of the goals were covered. A few injuries happen to every team. We didn't played pretty well collectively. Today was a very good performance. It's the kind of game we wanted to play more of.

Rahul praised the hard work and development of India's LSG pacers, highlighting the franchise's significant investment in their training.
“Really happy for them. The franchise has invested a lot of time and energy with them. It's not just two months in the year. We sent Mayank and Yudhvir to South Africa to train with Morne Morkel .The hard work for them paid off,” but the franchise and the team worked hard with them,” he said.

The 32-year-old also shared his views on his personal journey and future goals.
“There's not a lot of T20 cricket coming up now. It's been a season where I've learned a lot about my own batting and what I need to do to get back into the team. Maybe in the middle order, maybe not We would have Ideally, I wanted him (Pooran) to bat higher up, but with the way the team is lined up, we want our senior international players to bat in positions where they can absorb. pressure. We didn't want our two overseas batters to bat close to each other,” Rahul said. .
Although the season did not end as hoped for LSG, Rahul's comments highlight both the challenges faced and the valuable lessons learned, as he looks forward to future opportunities in his cricket career.
(With contributions from ANI)

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