The journey of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 has come to an end. In the Eliminator match, LSG were defeated by Mumbai Indians by 81 runs. KL Rahul was injured during the IPL 2023 season, after which Krunal Pandya took charge of the team. Krunal Pandya blamed himself for the defeat in the Eliminator. As soon as he was out, the entire innings of LSG faltered and wickets kept falling one after the other.Chasing the target of 183 runs for Mumbai Indians, LSG team Madhwal (five wickets for five runs) in front of sharp bowling Got reduced to 101 runs in 16.3 overs. Apart from Marcus Stoinis (40), none of the other LSG batsmen could play well. Three batsmen of the team were run out.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians scored 182 for eight with the help of excellent innings from Cameron Green (41) and Suryakumar Yadav (33) and a 38-ball 66-run partnership between the two. Tilak Verma (26 from 22 balls) and Nehal Wadhera (23 from 12 balls) played important innings.LSG's team was in a good position by scoring 69 runs for two wickets but after that Krunal played a bad shot off Piyush Chawla. lost his wicket and then the team kept losing wickets.
Krunal admitted that he should not have played that shot. He said after the match, 'We were in a really good position. Everything started when I played that shot... that shot should not have been played and I take the blame entirely on myself. Krunal said there was no problem with the wicket, it was just that his team didn't bat well. He said, 'The wicket played equally in both the innings. We just had to bat better. The second qualifier match of IPL 2023 is now to be played between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans on 26 May. Whichever team wins here will take on Chennai Super Kings in the title clash on 28th May.