The already-qualified Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) must wait for another season to get retribution on Royal Challengers Bangalore after failing to set up a mouth-watering encounter with the KL Rahul-less team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 playoffs. Gujarat Titans (GT) outplayed Faf Du Plessis and company in their last league match of the IPL 2023 on Sunday. Shubman Gill smashed a stunning century to secure a spectacular triumph against the hosts at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, sending RCB out of the IPL for the second time.
After RCB’s departure, LSG sent a bittersweet ‘Gautam Gambhir’ message to Virat Kohli.
With RCB out of the playoff competition, record-holders Mumbai Indians (MI) booked their way to the business end of the famous event by finishing fourth in the final league standings. Reflecting on Kohli’s intense rivalry with Lucknow guru Gautam Gambhir, the LSG franchise’s official social media handle sent an important warning to the Bengaluru heavyweights. “Can you provide it? Do you want it? Let’s leave it at that. @RCBTweets, you battled valiantly. “See you next season,” LSG tweeted after GT beat RCB by 6 wickets in the season’s last league game.
Former RCB skipper Kohli took a cheeky jab at Gautam Gambhir & Co. after RCB defeated LSG in their IPL 2023 away match. “That’s a sweet victory, boys.” A satisfying victory. Let’s get started. If you can give it, you must accept it. Otherwise, don’t give it,” Kohli said in response to the ex-RCB skipper’s post-match altercations with Gambhir, Naveen-ul-Haq, and Kyle Mayers, which caused a commotion in Indian cricket. For violating the IPL code of conduct, Kohli and Gambhir were penalized 100% of their match money.
While Gambhir’s LSG team advanced to the playoffs, RCB ended sixth in the IPL 2023 after falling to the table-toppers Gujarat Titans. Kohli’s brilliant 101-run effort against GT in IPL 2023 match No.70 broke Chris Gayle’s century record. This season, the 34-year-old scored 639 runs in 14 matches for RCB. On Wednesday, the Lucknow Super Giants will face the five-time champion Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023 Eliminator at MA Chidambaram Stadium.