Twitterati goes wild as KL Rahul notches up his 2nd T20I hundred
KL Rahul got to his century in just 53 balls
Published - Jul 4, 2018 9:53 am | Updated - Jul 4, 2018 9:53 am
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:
T 2856 – CONGRATULATIONS INDIA !!!! pasted England in T20I by 8 wkts .. INCREDIBLE .. just such SUPERIORITY .. KL RAHUL century .. amazing🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🙏🙏🙏👋👋👋👋😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/0cWt9Xhl78
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 3, 2018
India have to ensure that @klrahul11 is taken care of. He is a special talent and just took this game to another planet today. Privilege to watch him play
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 3, 2018
England needs 17 fielders for KL Rahul! #ENGvIND
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) July 3, 2018
On One Hand 26-year-old KL Rahul Is Single-handedly Destroying Englishmen,On Other Hand We Have 48-year-young Rahul Gandhi Single-handedly Destroying Congressmen
— Ashok Kolla (@Ashokkolla99) July 4, 2018
This KL Rahul guy's a ridiculous batting talent #INDvENG
— Vishous (@VishnChipz) July 4, 2018
— Dev⭐ (@Dev_rasan) July 4, 2018
What a performance from KL Rahul! His unbeaten 101 guides India home after a spectacular bowling display from Kuldeep Yadav, who recorded figures of 5/24. Great performance from the tourists, and we look forward to the next T20i on Friday in Cardiff !🔥 #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/SC2dWjNR5N
— ICC (@ICC) July 3, 2018
KL Rahul is showing signs of that Virat Kohli did in 2009-2010, who out of nowhere arrived and sealed his World Cup spot above Rohit. This isn't just great form, this is pure class and pedigree on show. Time for Virat the captain to be an MSD and let him flourish.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) July 3, 2018
100* Off 53 Balls.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) July 3, 2018
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) July 3, 2018
— Mast Malang ^_^ (@sanket_daksha) July 3, 2018
KL Rahul last 9 innings:
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) July 3, 2018
KL Rahul jumps in joy and becomes the second Indian batsman to score two T20I tons after Rohit Sharma!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 3, 2018
England might be winning vs Columbia but quite the contrary at Manchester,KL Rahul just scored a 100* in 53 balls to take India nearly over the line!
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) July 3, 2018
KL Rahul becomes the first player to score two centuries while chasing in T20I history…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) July 3, 2018
— Prashant Pareek (@prashan23S) July 3, 2018
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 3, 2018
— Raviteja Mallela (@ravim189) July 4, 2018
KL Rahul is the first batsman not to win Man of the Match despite scoring a 100 for the winning team in a T20I.
Intrestingly, he did not win the award during his earlier knock of 110* vs WI in Lauderhill in 2016.#ENGvIND
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) July 3, 2018
Two T20I hundreds in 1 day:
1. Evin Lewis(100) and KL Rahul(110*) on 27th Aug 2016.
2. Aaron Finch(172) and KL Rahul(100*) on 3rd July 2018.#ENGvIND
— BrokenStats (@Broken_Statz) July 3, 2018
Oh #KLRahul u made that 100 look so easy…. I reiterate this boy is an All format player. Class and Carnage come naturally to him. India make a breeze of this chase… Hello England … We are not Australia :):) #ENGvIND
— Mikkhail Vaswani (@MikkhailVaswani) July 3, 2018
KL'assy Rahul 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
— Thyview (@Thyview) July 3, 2018