'It was a gutter level garbage innings': Fans lambast KL Rahul for painstakingly slow innings against SRH

KL Rahul played a rather lacklustre knock of 29-ball 33. 
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During the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), LSG skipper KL Rahul played a rather lacklustre knock of 29-ball 33. 

Rahul faced severe flak and intense criticism for his painstakingly slow innings. 

Despite the sluggish nature of the pitch, the fans were notably disappointed with Rahul's batting, believing it hindered the team's total. The game played out on a slow pitch, yet fans contended that this didn't excuse Rahul's excessively cautious strategy.

Rahul's approach sparked considerable debate on social media platforms with fans expressing frustration and apprehension about his current form.

On Twitter, one fan expressed, "That wasn't a bad innings KL, neither a terrible one... It was a gutter level garbage innings."

Check some of the best reactions below.

LSG manage to post a par score after shaky start

Speaking about the match, after a slow start to the innings, Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran slammed respective fifties to propel LSG to a competitive total of 165 for 4 in 20 overs. 

The LSG top-order had a dismal outing. Apart from Rahul's slow innings, Quinton de Kock and Marcus Stoinis also failed to fire, departing cheaply for scores of 2 and 3 respectively. 

For SRH, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers with incredible figures of 2 for 12 in his 4 overs. 

It remains to be seen if the LSG bowlers can put up a spirited display or will SRH's fiery batting unit chase down the target comfortably. 

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The match will be crucial for both teams, who are both tied on 12 points and win tonight will further consolidate either of their chances for a spot in the upcoming IPL 2024 playoffs. 

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