In a highly anticipated clash between the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the IPL, opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz is determined to settle scores with his Afghan teammate, Naveen-ul-Haq. Gurbaz, the talented wicketkeeper-batter, is eager to give back to Naveen, who has consistently teased him for dismissing him during practice matches.
“In practice matches, he (Naveen) got me out every time, and he always keeps telling me that ‘I got you out, I got you out’… But once the real time comes, I’m gonna hit him,” Gurbaz said with a hint of humor in an interaction posted in KKR Knight Club. He further expressed his desire to smash Naveen for sixes this time, drawing motivation from a previous encounter where he hit boundaries off the Afghan pacer in a T10 match.
Despite their friendly banter, Gurbaz holds Naveen in high regard, acknowledging him as one of the best bowlers in the T20 circuit. Naveen’s skills and intelligence make him a formidable opponent. However, with KKR facing the brink of elimination and LSG vying for a playoff berth, Gurbaz understands the significance of this match.
LSG currently sits in third place with 15 points from 13 matches and requires a win to confirm their spot in the playoffs. On the other hand, KKR finds themselves in seventh place, relying on mathematical probabilities to make the cut. Gurbaz recognizes LSG’s momentum but remains optimistic, highlighting KKR’s recent victory and their determination to give their best on the field.
Reflecting on their season, Gurbaz mentions the unfortunate close defeats that could have easily been victories. Despite the challenges, he urges fans not to be disappointed if they fail to make it to the playoffs. Gurbaz assures the KKR supporters that the team has given their all and promises to come back stronger next year, urging everyone to believe in their abilities.
As the Kolkata Knight Riders gear up for the crucial encounter against Lucknow Super Giants, Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s determination to settle scores with his teammate Naveen-ul-Haq adds an intriguing element to the match. Fans can expect a thrilling battle as Gurbaz aims to showcase his batting prowess and take his team one step closer to a miraculous turnaround in the IPL.