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LSG Shares Moments Between R. Sharma and G. Gambhir
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) treated cricket fans with a heartwarming moment as their team mentor Gautam Gambhir shared a warm embrace with Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma ahead of their highly anticipated match at the Ekana Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, May 16.
The Lucknow Super Giants will host the Mumbai Indians at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Both teams have a great opportunity to secure a spot in the IPL playoffs and potentially finish in the top two.
Ahead of this important match, the mentor of Lucknow Super Giants, Gautam Gambhir, had a meeting with the captain of the Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma.
The touching interaction between the two IPL stalwarts was captured in a video clip that quickly went viral on Twitter. In the footage, Gambhir can be seen beaming with joy as he welcomes Rohit to Lucknow.
Before this post by LSG, Rohit Sharma had shared a lovely post for Mother's Day.
Rohit Sharma's Status
Rohit Sharma, a five-time IPL-winning captain, is a force to be reckoned with on the field. Gambhir, on the other hand, guided the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to two IPL trophies during his career. Additionally, both players were part of the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning Indian team, creating a strong bond that extends beyond the boundaries of the cricket field. While Rohit currently leads the Indian team in all formats, Gambhir bid farewell to international cricket in 2018.
As the match approaches, Rohit Sharma will be eager to regain his form after a recent slump with the bat. The 36-year-old has endured a series of low scores, with only 220 runs in 12 IPL innings this season, including a lone half-century. However, Rohit's vast experience and exceptional skills make him a formidable opponent for any team.
In the IPL 2023 campaign, Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians (MI) seek to achieve a hat-trick of victories by defeating the Lucknow Super Giants. MI's recent triumphs over the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) have propelled them to third place in the points table.
With seven wins in 12 matches, MI currently has 14 points. Securing a couple more wins would bolster their chances of qualifying for the playoffs and potentially clinching another IPL title.
On the other side of the contest, the Lucknow Super Giants find themselves in fourth place with six wins from 12 matches, accumulating 13 points so far. A victory against MI would provide a significant boost to their campaign, with the maximum points they can achieve being 17.
Having recently achieved a convincing seven-wicket win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who have been eliminated from the playoffs, LSG will be eager to maintain their winning momentum.
As fans eagerly await the clash between these two powerhouses of the IPL, the encounter promises to be a thrilling contest filled with skill, strategy, and moments that will be etched in the memories of cricket enthusiasts.
Whether Rohit Sharma can break free from his batting rut or the Lucknow Super Giants can continue their winning streak, this match is sure to deliver excitement and keep fans on the edge of their seats.