What an absolutely amazing knock by Punjab Kings‘ skipper KL Rahul, who led his side from the front and helped the team reach a whopping target of 221 runs against Rajasthan Royals. While it was heartbreaking to see him walk away with only 9 runs short to his maiden century of IPL 2021, however, his powerful knock of just 50 balls surely got everyone excited.
Before the match began at the Wankhede Stadium, the toss was won by the new skipper of RR, Sanju Samson, who chose to bowl first. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal walked out to open the innings for Punjab Kings and gave a solid start to their team. However, it was the performance of Deepak Hooda that stole the show.
While Mayank Agarwal was dismissed after scoring 14 runs, KL Rahul held the match and gave a stunning performance. He formed brilliant partnerships with first Chris Gayle and then with Deepak Hooda. He was dismissed by debutant Chetan Sakariya. It was a special catch by Rahul Tewatia who took it right on the edge of the ropes.
KL walked back to the pavilion after scoring 91 runs off 50balls, his knock was laced by 7 fours and 5 sixes.
Meanwhile, as soon as KL Rahul’s powerful knock came to an end, social media was already flooded with amazing reactions from Twitterati on this. From fans, experts to cricketers, everyone took to their social media to applaud the performance of Rahul.
Among many, a Twitter user named Rishabh Shrivastav posted an amazing tweet, hailing the brilliance of Punjab Kings’ skipper. In his tweet, the fan claimed that the ‘BOAT’ in KL Rahul’s helmet should be changed to GOAT (greatest of all times). For the uninitiated, BOAT is one of the sponsors of Punjab Kings. The fan wrote:
“Time to change that BOAT to GOAT on KL Rahul’s helmet “
Here, check out the Tweet:
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) April 12, 2021