IPL 2023: KL Rahul walks off the field citing terrible injury; Krunal Pandya takes over LSG captaincy

The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) were dealt a major blow during their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) when their captain KL Rahul suffered an injury and had to leave the field. It all happened when Faf du Plessis of RCB hit a boundary off Marcus Stoinis’ delivery. Rahul was chasing the ball, but suddenly pulled up and clutched his right leg, indicating he had done his hamstring.

It was a worrying sight for LSG fans as Rahul, one of the most consistent performers for the team, was seen grimacing in pain. The physio was immediately called out, and it became evident that the injury was serious as the stretcher was brought onto the field. However, with the help of his teammates, Rahul was able to stand up and limp his way to the stretcher.


The LSG owner, who was watching from the stands, looked understandably concerned as his captain was being taken off the field. With Rahul out of the game, the question of who would lead LSG for the remainder of the match arose. There were several contenders, including Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya, and Marcus Stoinis.

Eventually, it was Krunal Pandya who took over the captaincy for LSG. The decision was confirmed by the on-air cricket commentators (Mark Howard), and Pandya immediately took charge of the team.