Twitter reactions on KL Rahul’s third ODI century: Twitterati lauded the Indian opening batsman for a brilliant knock.
During the second ODI of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India in Visakhapatnam, India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul registered his third ODI century to lay a solid foundation for the others to follow.
Opening the batting with India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Rahul was the first one to press the accelerator as Sharma took his time to find his touch initially. It was in the third over that Rahul hit his first boundary off West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell.
In Cottrell’s next over, Rahul hit him for another two fours to make public his intentions and disturb the rhythm of the opposition’s leading bowler.
With India scoring 55 runs in the first powerplay, Rahul dominating the opening partnership meant that he reached to his half-century before Sharma. It eventually happened on the penultimate delivery of the 16th over when Rahul ran a single off West Indies spinner Kharry Pierre.
Barring top-edging a sweep, it was an innings which seldom saw Rahul taking an unnecessary risk. For a large part of his impressive innings, the right-hand batsman was predominantly seen playing the ball on its merit.
It was on the first delivery of the 37th over when Rahul hit West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph for a boundary through the fine-leg region. Before getting out to Joseph in the same over, Rahul scored 102 (104) with the help of eight fours and three sixes.
Twitter reactions on KL Rahul’s third ODI century
KLRahul’s cutting is his hallmark and he plays it really well. Seems to need less space outside off than most.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 18, 2019
— ಸುನಿಲ್ ಗೌಡ್ರು (@SunilRajDJ) December 18, 2019
KL Rahul smashes his third ODI century in 102 balls. He’s been a treat to watch today and a few shots he played were mind boggling. Hope these are the signs of the things to come for him as far as his limited overs’ career is concerned.#INDvWI
— Karnataka Ranji Team║ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಣಜಿ ತಂಡ (@RanjiKarnataka) December 18, 2019
💯 for KL Rahul 💪
— ICC (@ICC) December 18, 2019
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) December 18, 2019
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