The incident happened during the last ball of the second over when RCB captain Faf du Plessis went for a drive towards wide of cover and Rahul gave it a good chase before pulling up his thigh muscle just before the boundary rope. Rahul immediately fell on the ground grimacing in pain as few of his teammates came to check him.
LSG physios brought out the stretcher but Rahul, who was in extreme pain, limped his way back to the dugout. Krunal Pandya took over the captaincy reins for LSG.
In another denting blow for LSG, the IPL also confirmed that the left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat had also suffered an injury on Sunday.
Earlier, RCB won the toss and opted to bat against LSG after regular skipper Du Plessis returned to captaincy.
RCB made two changes in their final XI bringing in Josh Hazlewood in place of David Willey and Anuj Rawat for Shahbaz Ahmed.
Krishnappa Gowtham replaced Avesh Khan in the LSG playing XI.
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