The competition level of the T20 tournament is getting high as both the newer teams, Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans, have surprised each of the other eight teams with their energetic performance. The dashing leaders behind this were KL Rahul of LSG and Hardik Pandya of Gujarat Titans, who both have less than five years of experience in cricket and are playing in a leadership role for the first time, but it doesn’t matter as they have managed the teams to stay on top of the tournament.
On April 16th, 2022, the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians was so fabulous as LSG had given tough competition to the champions, Mumbai Indians, and won the game by 18 runs in the 20-over match duration. It was a big achievement for KL Rahul to defeat the defending champions of the IPL, Mumbai Indians, in the tournament. Currently, it is a very disappointing thing that Mumbai Indians haven’t been able to win a single match. The 15th edition of the IPL is looking like an unlucky year for Mumbai Indians. But last year, Mumbai Indians didn’t reach the semi-finals of IPL 2021, and now it looks like there will be no chance for Mumbai to get into the semi-finals of 2022 IPL.
The captain of LSG, KL, has also demonstrated his ability to manage multiple roles at the same time. The master mind leader knows how to play with his mind as well as his bat, and as a result, the match that LSG won was solely because of KL Rahul, who contributed 103 runs in just 60 deliveries of bowl. The fans were greatly impressed by the captain and appreciated his ability to defeat the strongest teams of IPl, who had marked 5 victories in the previous tournament.
Sunil Gavaskar found that the way KL Rahul celebrated his victory is so different that maybe he has to hide the noise that the crowd is making for him. The captain was deep in his own thoughts and was appreciating himself that he did it so well. KL Rahul put his hands on his ears to stop the voice on the ground, and he was in deep thought while closing his eyes for a few seconds after winning the game, which made Sunil Gavaskar confused about what he was trying to do at that moment.