New Delhi: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), captained by KL Rahul, defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by two runs in a close match to make it to the playoffs on Wednesday night. After the match, the team's mentor Gautam Gambhir appeared very happy and excited. The video of Gambhir's reaction is becoming increasingly viral on social media. Let us tell you that, on the basis of Quinton de Kock's century and KL Rahul's half-century, Lucknow scored a big score of 210 runs while batting first. Chasing the target, Kolkata's team could only score 208 runs in 20 overs.
Ayooo arrest this guy, he ain't Gambhir pic.twitter.com/AEpvMdnmfC
— Chalak Billu (@chalakbillllu) May 18, 2022
Chasing a target of 211 runs, Kolkata needed 21 runs in the last over. KL Rahul put the ball in the hands of Marcus Stoinis and Rinku Singh hit a four off the first ball and hit two consecutive sixes in the next two balls to tilt the match towards Kolkata. Now Kolkata needed 5 runs off the last three balls. Rinku Singh took two runs on the fourth ball, but on the very next ball, he was dismissed after playing a stormy innings of 40 runs. Avon Lewis took the best catch to Rinku on the way to the pavilion. Now Kolkata needed three runs off the last ball and Umesh Yadav was at the crease. Stoinis overturned the lost bet while clean bowling Umesh on a superb yorker.
After this exciting match, Gautam Gambhir, sitting in the dugout, looked very happy. During this, he was also seen embracing fellow players with great enthusiasm. We know Gautam only for his serious style, so fans will rarely see him in this form. With this win, Lucknow has become the second team to reach the playoffs, while Shreyas Iyer's journey of Kolkata in IPL 2022 has come to an end.