Twitterati goes wild as KL Rahul notches up his 2nd T20I hundred

Twitterati goes wild as KL Rahul notches up his 2nd T20I hundred

KL Rahul got to his century in just 53 balls

KL Rahul
Lokesh Rahul of India bats. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Team India won the First T20I against England quite comfortably. The England side was put into bat first after India won the toss. The English team got off to a flyer with 50 runs on the board within five overs and were looking to post a huge total. However, it was the Indian wrist spinners yet again who helped India get back into the game.

Kuldeep Yadav picked his first-ever five-wicket haul applying brakes on the scoring rates. On a belter of a pitch that was extremely favourable for the batsmen, England only managed to score 159 runs which was far below par. KL Rahul, who got his chance in the team after a long time made the most of the opportunity. He responded with a beautiful hundred that helped the team bag an eight-wicket win to take a lead of 1-0 in the series.

KL Rahul scores a terrific hundred

KL Rahul came into bat at the No 3 position in this game. He was out there right in the first over after Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed by David Willey. Rahul played some aggressive cricket in the middle. He started off with a six early in his innings and played some very elegant shots. However, the 26-year-old was dropped by Jason Roy when he was batting on 17.

KL made the most of the reprieve that he got. He kept rotating the strike and lashed out on the poor deliveries. Rahul got to his half-century with a four off Adil Rashid. Further, it took him 27 balls to get there. But, once he got to his half-century, KL Rahul took the aggression to the next level. He reached his century in the next 26 balls and smashed 5 huge sixes and 10 fours in his innings. Also, with this century, Rahul joined Rohit Sharma is the elusive list of Indian players with two T20I centuries. Further, this one came in a winning cause for the team.

Twitterati was thrilled to see KL Rahul back in the playing XI. Further, there were demands that KL Rahul should be playing for India in all the three formats of the game. Some also hailed him as the next Virat Kohli in the making. Many hailed KL for putting in the hard steps to reach where he is today.

Here is how Twitter responded to KL Rahul’s century: