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“It’s not about the eventual strike-rate…” – Harsha Bhogle reacts to Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis’ strike rates against LSG

The recently-concluded game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants had a roller coaster ride of emotions, especially in the climax as both teams were fighting for a victory.

The intriguing match was a cliffhanger right up to the last ball. The game could have gone to the first super over of this season. However, Lucknow Super Giants were able to find the small spark required to get the job done.

KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants got the better of Royal Challengers Bangalore by 1 wicket in a thrilling encounter. Nicholas Pooran was the pick of the batters for LSG in the run-chase.


The West Indies cricketer brought a great deal of attacking philosophy to the table by smashing a quickfire fifty of just 15 deliveries. He was named the Player of the Match for his 62 off 19 balls (4 fours, 7 sixes). Lucknow Super Giants brought up their third win this season, collecting six points.

Harsha Bhogle reacts to Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis’ strike rates against LSG

After the game, popular commentator, Harsha Bhogle had something to say about Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis’ strike rates against Lucknow Super Giants at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

According to the experienced commentator, the game between RCB and LSG confirms the fact that it is important to maintain a good strike rate. He further pointed out that Virat Kohli’s 61 off 44 against LSG had a strike rate of 139 but slowed down when he scored 16 off 15 at the end.


On the other side of the coin, RCB captain, Faf du Plessis chipped in with 79(46) with an eventual strike rate of 172. However, Faf du Plessis initially scored 33 off 30 balls.

Harsha Bhogle further added that those deliveries don’t come back and echoed that RCB were short in the end. The commentator explained that it is not about the eventual strike rate but about making every delivery count.


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