Lokesh Rahul was one of the biggest positives for India from the recently concluded T20I series between India and West Indies in the United States of America. KL Rahul came into bat at no. 4 and scored his first ever T20I international hundred. Chasing a massive target of 246 runs, KL Rahul showed a lot of maturity and astute shot selection in his innings and almost took India across the line.
KL Rahul became only the third Indian player to smash hundreds across all the formats of the game. Only two more batsmen- Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma- have scored hundreds in all three forms of the game at international level.
KL Rahul scored 100 runs off just 51 balls but sadly needed on the losing side as India fell short by 1 run, in a last over thriller in Florida. KL Rahul took only 46 balls to score his hundred, which is now the fastest-ever century scored by an Indian across all the formats, overtaking Virat Kohli’s 52-ball century against Australia back in May 2013 in Jaipur.
Suresh Raina was the first Indian batsman to score hundred in all three formats of cricket. Raina scored his ODI hundred in 2008 and T20 hundred and Test hundred in 2010.