Lucknow Super Giants inched closer to the playoffs after securing a hard-fought win against the Mumbai Indians, narrowly defeating them by a margin of five runs at Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on Tuesday, May 16.
Amidst a tense finish, Mohsin Khan showcased his brilliance by successfully defending 11 runs in the final over against the dangerous-looking batters Cameron Green and Tim David. Moshin conceded just five runs in the final over and helped his team seal a narrow victory.
In addition, a fresh controversy arose during the match as fans seated behind Naveen Ul Haq, who was stationed at the boundary, began teasing him by repeatedly chanting the name of Virat Kohli. This incident seemed to be in reference to the altercation that had occurred between the Afghanistan and Kohli during the IPL game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Super Giants.
Earlier, a similar incident occurred during the Lucknow Super Giants match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Hyderabad. The crowd at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium displayed unruly behaviour by throwing nuts and bowls at the LSG dugout while chanting “Kohli, Kohli” to tease the team mentor, Gautam Gambhir, and Naveen Ul Haq.
Lucknow Super Giants have ascended to the third position on the points table after their stellar win over the Mumbai Indians, accumulating a total of 15 points. To solidify their position at the top, they must secure a victory in their upcoming match against the Kolkata Knight Riders.