Kolkata dished out a horrible batting display against LSG. (P.C.:iplt20.com)

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)’s inconsistent batting just hit a new low against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in IPL 2022 on Saturday, May 7. They were bundled out for 101 in the second innings, falling 75 runs short of the target.

There was no momentum whatsoever in the Knight Riders’ chase as they kept on losing wickets in clusters. Although Andre Russell (45 off 19) showed some fight with some belligerent hitting, his wicket was the final nail in Kolkata’s coffin.

Such a disastrous loss has put KKR almost out of the race to the playoffs and they probably only have themselves to blame. They are eighth in the table with eight points, four points below fourth-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Fans on Twitter were furious to see their team perform so horribly. They believe the questionable decision-making at the mega auction played a huge factor in this debacle.

Some also trolled Kolkata for joining the likes of Mumbai and Chennai firmly at the bottom of the table. Here are some of the reactions:

Imagine the plight of KKR fans 😆😆😂, unbelievable man . Have they outsourced their SM handle to someone in Philipines or what. twitter.com/KKRiders/statu…

Yeah as much as Shreyas has taken his opportunities (in subcontinent) provided,I am not convinced that he can be in the T20 World Cup squad in Australia.

You can’t have someone whose short ball weakness is so apparent playing in your team in Australia of all places.

#IPL2022

Yeah as much as Shreyas has taken his opportunities (in subcontinent) provided,I am not convinced that he can be in the T20 World Cup squad in Australia.You can’t have someone whose short ball weakness is so apparent playing in your team in Australia of all places.#IPL2022

And KKR had to win against RR🤦🏽‍♀️.

And KKR had to win against RR🤦🏽‍♀️.

Come to think of it, playing most of the matches in Sharjah the in the UAE leg of last IPL has probably hurt KKR in the long run. It had an impact on their retentions, and the think tank remained the same as well.

Come to think of it, playing most of the matches in Sharjah the in the UAE leg of last IPL has probably hurt KKR in the long run. It had an impact on their retentions, and the think tank remained the same as well.

Batting
Russell & Narine: 67/2 off 31
Rest of KKR: 34/8 off 56

Bowling
Russell & Narine: 3/42 (7.0)
Rest of KKR: 4/134 (13.0)

BattingRussell & Narine: 67/2 off 31Rest of KKR: 34/8 off 56BowlingRussell & Narine: 3/42 (7.0)Rest of KKR: 4/134 (13.0)
Andre Russell deserved a better team than post-Gambhir KKR TBH.

Season after season they build squads where Russell has to do the impossible match after match to even keep them competitive.

Andre Russell deserved a better team than post-Gambhir KKR TBH. Season after season they build squads where Russell has to do the impossible match after match to even keep them competitive.
As funny & hilarious as it may sound, KKR’s best bet to play the LSG pace bowling is on the bench.

And that’s Ajinkya Rahane. What a sad squad construction. twitter.com/gurkiratsgill/…

This is least favourable venue for KKR to play LSG and with Umesh out injured, it became even more unfavourable.

This pitch has pace & bounce, and while LSG have 3 bowlers who can bowl 140+, KKR don’t have one. And the pitch doesn’t even grip a lot either. Plus short boundaries,

This is least favourable venue for KKR to play LSG and with Umesh out injured, it became even more unfavourable.This pitch has pace & bounce, and while LSG have 3 bowlers who can bowl 140+, KKR don’t have one. And the pitch doesn’t even grip a lot either. Plus short boundaries,As funny & hilarious as it may sound, KKR’s best bet to play the LSG pace bowling is on the bench.And that’s Ajinkya Rahane. What a sad squad construction. twitter.com/gurkiratsgill/…

I hope Narine & Russell are okay . Reports say they have a serious back pain from carrying finished club kkr all season..
#KKRvsLSGI hope Narine & Russell are okay . Reports say they have a serious back pain from carrying finished club kkr all season..#KKRvsLSG https://t.co/4MKJJSVWHL
MI, CSK, and now KKR. This bottom bros group is waiting for their friend RCB desperately. ❤Also Read
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With this massive win, LSG have gone to the top of the table leaping above the Gujarat Titans. They are enjoying a fantastic first season under the mentorship of former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir.

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