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Sanjiv Goenka turns over a new leaf after publicly bashing KL Rahul, gives him a standing ovation

Sanjiv Goenka turns over a new leaf after publicly bashing KL Rahul, gives him a standing ovation

Sanjiv Goenka had even earlier hosted the LSG skipper at a private dinner as well

While the rumours of a potential rift between Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul and owner Sanjiv Goenka were getting stronger, an entirely different moment was seen between the both. Despite rumours of the captain deciding to step down, KL Rahul was seen leading his team during the crucial DC vs LSG game at Arun Jaitley Stadium, while the owner was seen applauding him.

Sanjiv Goenka gives a standing ovation to KL Rahul

During the 8th over, KL Rahul took a stellar catch in his second attempt to dismiss Shai Hope. Rahul made the decision to abandon the wicketkeeping duties for the match against Delhi Capitals, with Quinton de Kock taking over behind the stumps for the crucial showdown in the playoffs race.

Positioned in the covers, Rahul had a crucial moment when Hope drove the ball in the air, initially fumbling but ultimately managing to secure the catch on the second attempt, dismissing the Windies star. Following the wicket, LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka rose to his feet, visibly applauding the skipper’s efforts on the field.

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Fans slam out at Goenka for lashing out at KL Rahul

This was a refreshing change from how the LSG owner was seen lashing out at the skipper following their loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad which put a serious hit to their playoff hopes. Goenka was immediately called out for his behaviour with fans demanding him to apologise to the India star for so. However, Goenka had hosted Rahul for dinner ahead of the IPL 2024 match between Lucknow and Delhi, where they shared a heartwarming embrace, accompanied by smiles all around.

Lucknow Super Giants look to keep IPL 2024 playoff hopes alive in DC VS LSG

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, LSG won the toss and opted to bowl first against Delhi Capitals in the pivotal clash to maintain their playoff aspirations. With 16 points, LSG remains in contention for a spot in the final four, with their net run rate set to play a decisive role. Securing an IPL 2024 playoff berth would mark the third consecutive season for LSG, underscoring their consistent presence in the league’s knockout stages.

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