Lucknow Super Giants batter Ayush Badoni was seen blowing a kiss as he completed a crucial half-century against Chennai Super Kings. After losing the toss, the Super Giants got off to a horrid start with the bat and were losing wickets at regular intervals. 

As LSG were being reduced to 44-5, in came Badoni who gradually improved the scoring rate with some quality stroke play. Despite wickets kept falling around him, Badoni continued scoring and reached his 50 in 30 balls with a tally of two fours and four sixes. After reaching this milestone, the 23-year-old was seen blowing a kiss to celebrate this moment. 

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But after Badoni's 50, the match was halted as the rain returned at the 19.2-over mark. Moments later the game was called off as this match became the first IPL 2023 fixture to be abandoned. With this result, both LSG and CSK took home one point each and jumped up one spot on the points table.

The Super Giants are second behind Gujarat Titans while Chennai is placed third with 11 points pushing the Rajasthan Royals. Talking about both teams' upcoming fixtures, the Yellow Army will face Mumbai Indians in Chennai. In their previous fixture, the Super Kings registered a statement win by seven wickets in Mumbai. 

Whereas the Lucknow Super Giants will lock horns with the Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This also will be a reverse fixture as the Titans registered an incredible win as they defended 128 runs on the back of a great bowling effort.