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"He Has That Presence, Intimidation...": LSG Skipper KL Rahul On Dhoni

07:25 AM Apr 20, 2024 IST | NEWS Desk
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"He Has That Presence, Intimidation...": LSG Skipper KL On Dhoni After Beating CSK

Lucknow : Following his side's eight-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) skipper KL Rahul said that playing in front of home fans felt like playing at "mini-Chennai" because of the love they showed to wicketkeeper-batter MS Dhoni, who played a cameo of 28* in nine balls to enthral the crowd.

Explosive fifties from KL and Quinton de Kock helped LSG complete an eight-wicket comprehensive win against CSK at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.

Read: IPL 2024: KL, Quinton Hit Fifties, Secure LSG An Eight-Wicket Win Over CSK

Following the match, KL said that he was happy with his bowlers and the team was looking to restrict the visitors to around 160 runs, but the "presence and intimidation" of Dhoni helped the Men in Yellow score extra 15-20 runs. He also was happy how his own attacking batting came off this time around, as he managed a quickfire 82 in 53 balls.

"Feels good at the end of the day. When you win, most decisions feel right. We were committed to our plans. Really happy with that. Depends on the wicket, I deploy my bowlers. The bowlers executed really well.

The team is sticking to the plans. Half way stage, I would have been happy with 160. The wicket was slow and a bit of grip. MSD walked in and the pressure got to the bowlers. He has had the intimidation on opposition bowlers.

Our young bowlers were put under pressure with the crowd going berserk as well. 15-20 runs extra they got. I have beeb trying to assess the situation."

"It came off today (his attacking knock). I knew the CSK spinners will put the pressure on. I picked my bowlers and it came off. Quinton batted well as well. Made life easy for both."

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