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In the 15th season of IPL, Lucknow Super Giants suffered a 62-run defeat at the hands of Gujarat Titans on Tuesday. After the team’s humiliating defeat, mentor Gautam Gambhir was upset with the performance of the players. After the match, he interacted with the players in the dressing room. He was upset about kneeling in front of Gujarat in the match.
He said, ‘Seeing today’s performance, it seemed that we did not even fight. We accepted our defeat even before the match was over. There is always winning and losing in the match, but it is wrong to accept defeat. There is no place for the weak in sports and IPL. We have played well in this tournament and have beaten good teams. But today the team lacked the spirit to win.
He further said that Gujarat bowled well and we expect that too. But you are playing against international bowlers and we want the teams to challenge us. We want to face challenges and that’s why we practice.
Gujarat had challenged 144 runs in front of Lucknow.
Batting first after winning the toss, Gujarat scored 144 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. Shubman Gill played the highest innings of 63 runs. In reply, Lucknow’s team was reduced to a score of 82 runs in 13.5 overs. Deepak Hooda scored the highest 27 runs. Leg spinner Rashid Khan took 4 wickets. Yash Dayal and R Sai Kishore got 2 wickets each.
Gujarat became the first team to reach the playoffs
Gujarat has become the first team to reach the play-offs. Gujarat has reached the top of the points table with 18 points after winning 9 out of 12 matches played in the league. On the other hand, Lucknow is second in the points table with 16 points. Lucknow won 8 out of 12 matches.