After facing failure in first ODI against Australia, the Men In Blue bounced back wonderfully by posting a total of 340 runs in the second ODI today. The Indian squad gave a brilliant performance and kept the crowd in Rajkot on the edge of their seats.
Asked to bat first, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave a flying start to the Indian cricket team. While Rohit Sharma fell short of eight runs to score a half-century, on the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan was 4 runs short of a century, scoring 42 and 96 respectively.
Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper gave yet another brilliant performance and crossed 78 runs off 76 balls. The Indian all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja scored 20 runs in 16 balls.
However, it was the thrilling performance from the bat of KL Rahul, that made everyone’s jaw fell open. Batting at number 5, KL Rahul’s batting position was changed once again, however, the cricketer once again proved his brilliance with his stunning performance. He went on to score 80 runs off 522 balls only, where he smashed 6 fours and 3 sixes with the strike-rate of 153.85.
In the first ODI as well, KL Rahul impressed everyone with his brilliant performance. Batting at number 3, KL Rahul scored 47 runs in 62 balls.
The Indian cricket team gave a target of 340 runs to the Australian cricket team to chase.
He has been gaining praise from all the corners for his performance. Twitterati just can’t stop praising KL Rahul for his amazing performance.
Here, check out the 10 best tweets on KL Rahul’s brilliant performance:
rahul began the series threatening dhawan's spot and is now threatening pant's #INDvsAUS
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) January 17, 2020
Have to admire the versatility of KL Rahul. Never easy to play as a opener one day, No4 the other and only the 2nd time batting at 5 in ODIs and what a important knock he is playing for his team. #class #INDvsAUS
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 17, 2020
It is testament to the talent of KL Rahul that despite India's constant meddling with his position in the team and his role in the side he continues to excel. What a brilliant player. #INDvAUS
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) January 17, 2020
What a top quality knock from Dhawan. Deserved the hundred. Well played 👏👏 #IndvAus
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 17, 2020
Dhawan was solid, Kohli was masterful, but KL Rahul could well be playing the defining innings of this match. #INDvAUS
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) January 17, 2020
Success Secrets of Indian Batsmen:
Rohit Sharma – Focus on Timing
Virat Kohli – Diet and Discipline
KL Rahul – Coffee with Karan#IndvAus
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 17, 2020
Not kidding, this innings of KL may bring a lot of fun in near future considering the position he played today and produced such knock. This is like a twist in desi serial. Would be fun 😂🤣
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) January 17, 2020
Absolute class #KLRahul. Luxury to have a player who can bat anywhere.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 17, 2020
— ɢαjαl (@Gajal_Dalmia) January 17, 2020