IPL 2024: Netizens blast LSG owner Sanjeev Goenka for public display of displeasure towards KL Rahul post SRH loss

May 9, 2024

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Disappointment turned into controversy after Lucknow Super Giants’ (LSG) crushing defeat at the hands Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Wednesday night. While the 10-wicket loss itself was a bitter pill to swallow for LSG fans, what truly grabbed headlines was a video circulating on social media. The clip showed LSG owner Sanjeev Goenka engaged in a heated conversation with skipper KL Rahul after the match.

Cameras Capture Tense Exchange

Following the one-sided defeat, cameras captured Goenka visibly upset in the stands, having a seemingly animated conversation with Rahul. Reports suggest Goenka was not happy with certain on-field decisions made by the captain during the match. The public nature of the exchange left many fans questioning Goenka’s approach.

Netizens Express Disapproval

The video sparked outrage on social media, with many netizens criticizing Goenka for publicly reprimanding Rahul.

Critics argued that such a display of anger undermined team morale and should have been handled privately. Some comments pointed out that public criticism could potentially dent Rahul’s confidence, especially with crucial matches remaining in the IPL 2024 season.

Also READ: Twitter erupts as Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma punish LSG to register record win for SRH | IPL 2024

While some fans acknowledged Goenka’s right to be disappointed with the performance, the overwhelming sentiment online called for a more professional approach. Several comments urged Goenka to address the team’s shortcomings internally and maintain a united front publicly.

Here are the reactions of fans:

LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka behaved disrespectfully with KL Rahul after LSG lost badly. Goenka forgot the spirit of the game. No owner has ever behaved so disrespectfully even after a big loss. #SRHvLSG #KLRahul pic.twitter.com/rtAx8paeVG

— Ujjwal 🇮🇳 (@ujjwal2332) May 9, 2024

Unprofessional and unacceptable behaviour of Goenka with talented #KLRahul pic.twitter.com/iDWVtjiSpt

— Ashish (@error040290) May 9, 2024

KL Rahul appears to be a corporate majdoor meeting with his Boss Goenka for an appraisal.

This is unacceptable behaviour 😡#KLRahul #SRHvLSG #SRHvsLSG pic.twitter.com/twyNVnTOGn

— Ex Bhakt (@exbhakt_) May 9, 2024

After this public spat under cameras, I’m sure that KL Rahul is leaving LSG next year. Fine big money’s riding in IPL and understand the frustration as an owner but it speaks volumes about Sanjiv Goenka as a boss!!

Never do your dirty laundry in public pic.twitter.com/ilKV8UltDb

— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) May 8, 2024

Pathetic Behaviour by team owners of #LSG You don’t have bloddy rights to do that shit in front of live telecast #KLRAHUL You deserve to be in a beast franchise
Shame on you Mr Goenka pic.twitter.com/WGDykgAWtq

— Thanos (@father_of_demon) May 9, 2024

Highly unprofessional and undignified behaviour by LSG owner Goenka towards captain #KLRahul. There are dignified way to express criticism and unhappiness. #TravisHead is in completely different mode, no one can stop him. 🙂🙂#SRHvsLSG #LSGvsSRH
pic.twitter.com/7QMhZ4qpQa pic.twitter.com/580s77CJTv

— juned alam (@heyyJuned) May 9, 2024

Money can’t teach you Manners.

Leaders compliment in public and criticize in private.

Unprofessional and unacceptable behaviour of #Goenka with #KLRahul

Just imagine the level of humiliation and embarassment his employees must be facing. #SRHvLSG

— Neetu Khandelwal (@T_Investor_) May 9, 2024

The body language of LSG owner Sanjeev Goenka was awful during his post-match conversation with KL Rahul. Disappointment after a loss like that is obvious, but owners should never do this in public view with cameras all around. KL didn’t have a great day, but I feel for him here. pic.twitter.com/ycZfzjMrvY

— Zucker Doctor (@DoctorLFC) May 8, 2024

Impact on LSG’s Campaign

The ramifications of this incident on LSG’s remaining IPL campaign remain to be seen. It’s crucial for the team’s management and players to address this situation effectively and move forward with a unified approach if they are to achieve their playoff aspirations.

Following their heavy defeat in Hyderabad, LSG’s net run rate has plummeted to -0.769, significantly impacting their playoff prospects.

Also READ: MI out of IPL 2024 playoffs race after SRH’s record chase against LSG

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