In an exhilarating turn of events, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) secured a surprising victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, sparking an animated celebration from their mentor and former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir. The odds were against LSG after losing three crucial wickets during the powerplay. However, Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran stepped up and took charge, showcasing their exceptional skills by scoring two devastating fifties against the RCB bowling attack.
Gambhir, known for his aggressive attitude and passion for winning during his cricketing days, could not contain his excitement as LSG pulled off a last-ball victory in this nail-biting thriller. Alongside the captain KL Rahul, Avesh Khan, and Ravi Bishnoi, Gambhir reveled in the team’s triumph. His energetic reaction left Twitter buzzing and spectators in awe.
In addition to LSG’s victory, Faf du Plessis, the RCB captain, reached a personal milestone, as he completed 300 sixes in T20 cricket on Monday. The 38-year-old started off slow but picked up pace, ending with an unbeaten 79 off 46 balls, including five fours and five sixes. This accomplishment brought his total six count in T20s to an impressive 301.
However, Du Plessis also received the first fine of the IPL 2023 season for maintaining a slow over-rate. According to a statement released by the BCCI, Du Plessis was fined Rs 12 lakh as this was the team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences.