New Delhi: In IPL 2023 (IPL 2023) on Wednesday, Lucknow Supergiants suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians (LSG vs MI) in the Eliminator match. After this defeat, the Lucknow team’s dream of winning the IPL title was shattered. In this match, Mumbai had maintained its hold from the beginning. The Lucknow team was seen struggling throughout the match. Mumbai, the most successful team of IPL, gave a target of 183 runs to Lucknow. In response, Krunal Pandya’s team could not even play the full 20 overs and got all out for 101 runs in 16.3 overs.
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After this big defeat, Lucknow owner Sanjiv Goenka looked very angry. Lucknow’s mentor Gautam Gambhir also tried to persuade him a lot. Pictures of this scene are going viral on social media. In which Lucknow owner Sanjeev Goenka is raging on Gambhir. Seeing this picture, it is believed so. This was Gambhir’s last season with Lucknow.
It is known that, Lucknow came in third place and made it to the playoffs. Where he had to face defeat in the league round against fourth placed Mumbai. However, the Lucknow team has been in the limelight throughout this season. The team made the playoffs, but their play was heavily criticized. Lucknow lost the eliminator match due to childish mistakes.
In this match, Lucknow made not one or two but many childish mistakes. Apart from the performances, this season has also been marred by controversies in Lucknow. Earlier this month, Royal Challengers Bangalore star batsman Virat Kohli had an on-field altercation between team bowler Naveen-ul-Haq and mentor Gautam Gambhir. Even after this, both did not calm down and then the cold war continued on social media as well. Due to this, Lucknow also suffered a lot.
Various comments can be seen on this picture going viral on social media. Currently, it is being discussed whether Gambhir will continue to be Lucknow’s mentor in the next season or not. Gautam Gambhir was the subject of discussion after the Virat Kohli controversy. In subsequent matches as well, the controversy affected his team, including Gambhir and Naveen-ul-Haq.