KL Rahul century celebration: The Indian opening batsman has scored a Test century after almost three years today.
During the first day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England at Lord’s, India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul scored a proper Test century in English conditions to put his team in a dominating position.
Having played second-fiddle to Rohit Sharma (83) for a long time in a 126-run opening partnership, Rahul’s solid defense and resilient temperament saw him looking in control even when he was scoring runs at a strike rate of less than 30.
With India losing Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara (9) in quick succession in the afternoon session, an unruffled Rahul immediately took the mantle upon himself scoring boundaries off Mark Wood and James Anderson to register a 138-ball half-century.
In India captain Virat Kohli’s company, Rahul flourished with the bat in hand to play the role of an archetype set batsman. After surpassing the 50-run mark, Rahul found boundaries at will without taking an iota of risk which formed the highlight of his innings after being asked to bat first by England captain Joe Root.
It was on the third delivery of the 78th over when Rahul cut Wood for a boundary to reach to his sixth Test century. Readers must note that Rahul’s last three Test centuries have come against England with the last one being in an unsuccessful chase at The Oval in 2018.
KL Rahul century celebration video
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) August 12, 2021
A of the highest order
KL Rahul lights up Day 1 of the Lord’s Test with an exceptional century
— SonyLIV (@SonyLIV) August 12, 2021
Twitter reactions on KL Rahul:
Klassy Rahul at his best . Been a pleasure to watch him live.#ENGvIND
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) August 12, 2021
Makes his return to the Test side and gets his name on that Honours Board! ✍️
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) August 12, 2021
This has, so far, been an extraordinary comeback series for K L Rahul. A hundred of highest pedigree. Who would have seen it coming? #INDvENG
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) August 12, 2021
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 12, 2021
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