IPL 2023 – Karun Nair replaces injured KL Rahul in Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants has prepared the draft Karun Nair as a replacement for KL Rahul Nair came on board for Rs 50 lakh for the remainder of IPL 2023.

Nair has scored 1496 runs in 76 IPL matches for Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals), Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and RCB over the years. LSG will be the third franchise he will play for in three seasons.

Nair is among India’s more experienced players who went unsold in the auction, having not played any form of professional cricket during the 2022–23 season after being left out of the Karnataka team altogether. Earlier he was being considered for inclusion in the RCB team as a replacement for David Willey, but he did not do so. finally chose kedar jadhav,

Nair and Rahul have been long-time teammates in the Karnataka team in India’s domestic circuit.

“Absolutely gutted,” Rahul wrote in an Instagram post on Friday morning as he announced he would be out of action for the coming few months.

“My focus in the coming weeks will be on my rehabilitation and recovery,” Rahul’s post said. “This is a difficult decision, but I know it is the right decision to ensure a full recovery.”

Rahul got injured in his right thigh while chasing a ball in the second over of the match against RCB. At that point he had to be helped off the field and did not return until the chase of 127 had become tense. He came out to bat at number 11 in the hope of winning the game. But he was unable to run between the wickets, resulting in No. 9 Amit Mishra facing the last over. LSG eventually lost by 18 runs.

“The last few days have been really tough, but I’m determined to come out on top. Injuries never make it easy, but I’ll give it my all as always.”

KL Rahul

Rahul wrote, “As the captain of the team, I am deeply saddened by not being able to be there at this important time.” “But, I am confident that the boys will rise to the occasion and give their best performance as always.”

LSG is currently in second place ipl points table, with five wins from ten matches. will now lead their bid to reach the playoffs for the second consecutive time Krunal Pandya, who takes over the captaincy on an interim basis. He has already led the team in a match against Chennai Super Kings, although that was washed out due to rain.

This is Rahul’s second major injury in two years A sports hernia in 2022 For which he needed surgery.

“The last few days have been really tough, but I’m determined to come out on top,” her post said. “Injuries are never easy, but I will give it my all as always. Thanks for everyone’s support and well wishes.”

There has been a very bad phase in Rahul’s career in recent times. India snatched the vice-captaincy from him and removed him From his Test XI After the first two matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in February 2023. And he has not played any T20I for them for almost a year. He gets a place in the team only in 50 over cricket, where he also acts as their wicketkeeper. All this was reflected in his grades going down from A to B when BCCI gave central contracts two months ago.

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