Lucknow Super Giants have only themselves to blame for their 14-run defeat in the Eliminator to Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
The questions were raised on LSG’s approach in the chase where they palyed a total of 43 dot balls, catches they dropped and team selection.
Rahul acknowledged LSG’s lapses, pointing out the four drop catches as one of the reasons behind his team’s 14-run loss but seemed pleased with the franchise’s performance in its debut season.
“I think it’s quite obvious – the reasons why we didn’t win. We let ourselves down in the field. Dropping easy catches never helps,” he said during the post-match presentation ceremony.
“We’ll take back a lot of positives. It’s a new franchise. We’ve made a lot of mistakes, every team does that. Have to try and come back stronger. It’s a young team. They’ll learn from their mistakes, go back home and try and be better players.”
Going forward with the tournament, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier 2.
The winner of the clash will meet Gujarat Titans in the finals.