KL Rahul, the Lucknow Super Giants skipper once again played a stunning innings for his side as he slammed his second century of the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. KL Rahul once again came to Lucknow’s rescue as he played a captain’s knock to pull his team to a fighting total of 168/6 in 20 overs at the iconic Wankhede Stadium.
It has to be noted that KL Rahul’s first century of the IPL 2022 also came against Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians. On a pitch, where all the other Lucknow batters’ failed to perform, KL Rahul played like a one-man army as he single-handedly rebuilt the innings for his side. He paced his innings well and smashed the MI bowlers all around the park.
After being asked to bat first, KL Rahul walked out to bat with Quinton de Kock, however, the latter was dismissed (10 off 9 balls) early to Jasprit Bumrah. Rahul was then joined by Manish Pandey and the two batters tried to steady the ship as they added 58 runs for the second wicket.
KL Rahul with his 4th IPL ton, 3rd Vs MI and 2nd of the season. He just absolutely loves to play MI, a fantastic innings by the captain. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. pic.twitter.com/7DfXZAEIA0
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 24, 2022
However, after Pandey was dismissed, it was all LSG captain. LSG kept losing wickets at the other end in a clutch but Rahul stood tall and fought like a lone warrior. He slammed an unbeaten knock of 103 runs off 62 balls against Mumbai Indians to take the total of his side to 168/6 in 20 overs. His stunning knock was laced with 12 fours and 4 sixes.
Meanwhile, he has been receiving praises from all corners of the ground. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone took to social media to hail the brilliance of the sensational batter. Among many, former head coach of the Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri, also took to his Twitter and penned a beautiful Tweet for the stylish batter.
In his Tweet, Shastri showered praises on KL Rahul’s knock. He wrote: “A Masterclass in Construction, Execution and Awareness. Your Eyesight watching can only get better. Pure Azz…without batting an eyelid. Win, Lose the bar is up KL Rahul #LSGvsMI IPL – Indian Premier League #IPL2022”
Check out the Tweet:
A Masterclass in Construction, Execution and Awareness. Your Eyesight watching can only get better. Pure Azz…without batting an eyelid. Win, Lose the bar is up @klrahul11 @LucknowIPL #LSGvsMI @IPL #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/ZVunk2fXp6
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 24, 2022