In a major blow to the Lucknow SuperGiants (LSG), their captain KL Rahul suffered a suspected hamstring injury during an match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) today.
It all happened in the last ball of 2nd over of the LSG innings when Marcus Stoinis was bowling to Faf du Plessis. The South African batsman hit a delivery towards cover and KL Rahul, who was fielding there, chased after the ball. However, while trying to stop the ball from crossing the boundary, Rahul pulled up suddenly and fell to the ground, holding his right leg.
The LSG batter was clearly in a lot of pain as a couple of his teammates rushed towards him to check on his condition. The physiotherapist was quickly called out to assess the injury and it soon became clear that Rahul would need to be stretchered off the field.
The sight of their captain being taken off on a stretcher was not what the LSG team or their owner would have wanted. With Rahul out of the match, the question now is who will lead the LSG side for the remainder of the game. The options include Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya or Marcus Stoinis, who had just bowled the delivery that led to Rahul’s injury.
Commentator Mark Howard on air confirms that left arm spinner Krunal Pandya has taken over the captaincy for LSG.