Gautam Gambhir’s passion for the sport of cricket needs no introduction. The former Indian striker, who has now been tasked with guiding the brand new IPL Lucknow Super Giants franchise, was at his best after Evin Lewis and Ayush Badoni chased the 211 target set by Chennai Super Kings as if it didn’t matter in a thrilling IPL 2022 clash on Thursday. LSG’s pursuit started on a stunning note as flyhalf KL Rahul (40) and Quinton de Kock (61) laid the perfect foundation for the rookie franchise to stay in the hunt. Although LSG wickets didn’t drop, the ask rate kept rising after Robin Uthappa (50), Shivam Dube (49), Moeen Ali (35) helped Chennai Super Kings post a formidable tally of 210. Seeing the incredible spirit shown by Lewis and Badoni in their first IPL victory, Gambhir, seated in the dugout, roared with delight.
This is exactly why Captain Gautam Gambhir ruled the IPL! Its aggressive captaincy! The man takes his job very seriously. THE ONLY REASON TO SUPPORT #LSG pic.twitter.com/wACUHEEpH5— PS ⚡️ (@Neelaasapphire) March 31, 2022
Of course, there were memes.
Lucknow Super Giants finally sealed victory with six wickets and three deliveries to spare. Chennai Super Kings, led by Ravindra Jadeja, have now lost two out of two.
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