It was a one-man show in Dubai International Stadium. On Thursday during their second match, the skipper of Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul put on a blockbuster show for his fans as he made a stunning comeback into the league.
As the match kickstarted, KXIP were asked to bat first after Virat Kohli won the toss. KL Rahul gave a powerful headstart to the innings and was brilliant throughout his innings. He gave a jaw-dropping performance and made his fans sit at the edge of their seats as he took the game by storm with his bat. He becomes the first batsman to hit a century this season.
Rahul scored an unbeaten 132 runs off 69 balls, where he smashed the talented RCB bowlers to all the corners of the ground. During his stunning knock, he hit 14 fours and 7 sixes. His unbeaten 132 off 69 is now the highest score by an Indian the IPL.
Also, with this stunning performance, he became the fastest Indian batsman to reach 2000 IPL runs. In the process, he overtook the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar, who till today held the record for being the fastest to 2000 IPL runs.
Gautam Gambhir (68 innings) is the 3rd one on this list, who is followed by Suresh Raina (69 innings) and Virender Sehwag (70 innings).
Meanwhile, Social media was soon flooded with amazing reactions from the fans of cricket, who just can’t stop themselves from lauding the brilliant performance of KL Rahul. From cricketers, cricket experts to fans around the world, people are taking to their social media to praise the mesmerizing performance of KL Rahul.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) September 24, 2020
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) September 24, 2020
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 24, 2020
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) September 24, 2020
— utsav (@utsav18_) September 24, 2020
— Anant Tyagi (@anantyagi_) September 24, 2020
KL RAHUL 😎
— 𝗦𝗦𝗠𝗕 𝗔𝗡𝗨𝗦𝗛𝗞𝗔 𝗖𝗨𝗟𝗧™ (@SSMB_ANUSHKA_FC) September 24, 2020
— Naganathan (@Nn84Naganatha) September 24, 2020
What a stunning comeback by this stunning man 🤩😻 #KLRahul
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) September 24, 2020
What a fine century by @klrahul11 👏👌
— Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) September 24, 2020
— Shishir sharma (@Shishirsharma7) September 24, 2020
KL Rahul.. damn! That was a good knock. #KLRahul
— ⚡️KB ⚡️ (@acidulouskb) September 24, 2020
#KLrahul is on 🔥
— 💋 11:11 #DilKoKaraarAaya (@EDHA_INFINITE) September 24, 2020
— Pallaavvvv (@pallavmufc) September 24, 2020