Twitter Reactions: KL Rahul carves a stupendous century at the Wankhede

Twitter Reactions: KL Rahul carves a stupendous century at the Wankhede

The right-hander got to the milestone in 64 deliveries.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

KL Rahul has recently been straining to find his feet at the international circuit after a string of indifferent performances. He is yet not confirmed a berth in the national squad for the World Cup, scheduled to start in a few weeks time. The squad will be announced on April 15 and the 26-year-old batsman would be desperate to make the cut for the mega event in England and Wales.

In a bid to impress the selectors, he is currently plying his trade in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), representing the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), the franchise which he joined last season and played exceptionally following which he broke into the Indian team. Even in this season, he hasn’t flattered to deceive by any stretch of the imagination and has piled on the important runs.

Rahul blazes away to a century

He started with a couple of failures but got into the groove as the tournament progressed. Thereafter he scored three half-centuries in four matches and seemed to have gotten his form back. However, the Karnataka batsman was in prime touch in the match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the renowned Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, where he racked up his maiden century in the T20 tournament.

After Mumbai put KXIP to bat first after winning the toss, Rahul took the bowling by the scruff of its neck and put on an impressive stand of 116 runs for the opening wicket along with Chris Gayle. Even after the latter got out to Jason Behrendorff, Rahul didn’t stop and maintained the pressure on the hosts. He took his time to notch a half-century in 41 balls when Gayle was going hammer and tongs.

Punjab slowed down a wee bit, losing a few wickets in the middle and were looking to end with an under-par score. However, Rahul pressed the accelerator and got to his ton in 64 balls. He was severe on Hardik Pandya in the penultimate over and got into the 90s. He reached his century in the last over by Jasprit Bumrah. After the knock, Twitterati was all-praises for the opening batsman.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Rahul’s masterclass

https://twitter.com/btsportcricket/status/1116015585668812807

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