“You can retire out”- LSG coach Andy Flower reveals what he said to KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock after 18th over against KKR

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The Lucknow Super Giants set a new record in the Indian Premier League tonight as the team’s opening batters KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock batted the entire 20 overs and finished with 210/0 on the board. Quinton owns the record for the highest individual score by any player in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. Andy Flower asked them if they want to retire out, but both batters continued.


KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bat first at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Quinton de Kock relentlessly attacked the Kolkata Knight Riders bowling attack, scoring 140 runs off 70 deliveries at a strike rate of 200. The South African wicket-keeper batter hit 10 fours and 10 sixes in his fantastic knock.

Captain Rahul supported de Kock to perfection with a 51-ball 68. He batted at a strike rate of 133, hitting three fours and four sixes. Speaking with the host broadcasters after the innings, coach Andy Flower gave his views on their historic partnership and said:

“It is a hell of a score. They batted beautifully. We have seen some special batting from them this season. They are beautiful to watch. At the end of the 18th over, we sent a message, we sent a message saying that if you are too tired, you can retire out and we can send the big hitters in.”

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Andy Flower said that doing basics well is important for success

Like most of the top cricketers have affirmed in this game that doing the basics is more important than doing special things because when trying to do extraordinary things, the focus shifts from the basics and the players end up committing errors.

In his brief interview with the host broadcasters, Andy Flower mentioned that he was happy to see Quinton de Kock hit the ball the way he did. Flower said the batters did the basics right and achieved success.

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