Lucknow Super Giants captain Krunal Pandya retired hurt on 49 during a clash against Mumbai Indians at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Tuesday.
LSG was sent into bat by MI and was reduced to 12 for two before Krunal and Marcus Stoinis staged a recovery.
He retired hurt on 49 off 42 balls. The left-hander was struggling to time the ball initially and could only manage two boundaries (one four, one six) in his innings.
Krunal and Stoinis put up an 82-run stand for the third wicket before the stand-in captain started to hobble while running between the wickets. Krunal then decided to walk off the field after the 16th over. While it’s unclear if it was a tactical swap, the IPL website has referred Krunal to be retired hurt.
LSG eventually put up a challenging 177 for three on the board, with Stoinis finishing unbeaten on 89 off 47 balls.
The left-arm spinner then returned to lead the side in the second innings, opening the bowling against MI openers Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma. He conceded seven runs in the first over.
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