KL Rahul – a class apart. The stylish batter from Karnataka has been the most consistent player in the IPL over the last few seasons. This season, however, he started slowly before picking up the pace.
The Lucknow Super Giants’ skipper registered two ducks unlike his usual stuff before he roared back in form with a century against Mumbai Indians. Since then, KL Rahul has managed to keep up his good form and climbed up to 2nd place in the orange cap race behind ridiculously good Jos Buttler.
Lucknow Super Giants are taking on Mumbai Indians in the reverse fixture on Sunday evening. In the search of their first win, Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited KL Rahul & co. to bat first.
The Super Giants started slowly on a sluggish pitch as Jasprit Bumrah scalped Quinton de Kock early. Rahul also was slow to get off the blocks as he scored the first 25-odd runs at a strike rate of a hundred.
However, nearing the halfway mark, the Indian opener pressed his foot on the pedal to complete his fifty off 37 deliveries. From there, there was no turning back as the skipper went on to smash his 2nd century of the season off 62 deliveries.
KL Rahul held one end together, as he kept losing wickets at the opposite end. In the end, he remained unbeaten for 103 runs off 62 deliveries while Lucknow Super Giants could only post 168/6 in 20 overs.
It was Rahul’s second century of the season against five-time champions along with his superb prior record against the same team. KL Rahul has now posted 368 runs in 8 matches this IPL season at a strike rate of 147.79.
With his century, social media goes into a frenzy as the fans lauded the special effort from the stylish batter. They also pointed out his incredible scoring form against Mumbai Indians.
Check out the best tweets here:
— Rσɯԃყ Rσƈƙҽɾ (@Its_Rocker_) April 24, 2022
Batting is an art, Kl Rahul is an artist 💯 👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 24, 2022
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 24, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 24, 2022
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) April 24, 2022
KL Rahul churning out the runs again!!! 2nd 💯 for this years #IPL2022 SR excellent 💥
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) April 24, 2022
A Masterclass in Construction, Execution and Awareness. Your Eyesight watching can only get better. Pure Azz…without batting an eyelid. Win, Lose the bar is up @klrahul11 @LucknowIPL #LSGvsMI @IPL #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/ZVunk2fXp6
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 24, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 24, 2022
In the form he is in, watching #KLRahul bat is as good as anything you will do.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 24, 2022
From getting out for golden duck twice to scoring century twice. What a comeback from KL💙🔥
— Lucknow Super Giants FC (@LucknowFC) April 24, 2022
103* (60) in the first game ✅
103* (62) in the second game ✅
— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) April 24, 2022
Virat Kohli against Gujarat in 2016 in league stage:
KL Rahul against Mumbai in 2022 in league stage:
Only two players to score more than one hundred against an opposition in an IPL season.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 24, 2022
KL Rahul's last 9 innings against Mumbai Indians:
– Next level stuff by KL. pic.twitter.com/SpOs5vxLq8
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 24, 2022
KL Rahul in the last 9 Innings against Mumbai Indians:-
WHAT A PLAYER – Incredible KL Rahul. pic.twitter.com/FCXrRneTEd
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) April 24, 2022
— KL Siku Kumar (@KL_Siku_Kumar) April 24, 2022
— Ritika Malhotra🇮🇳 (@FanGirlRohit45) April 24, 2022
— yuvraj (@yuvrxj_n) April 24, 2022
Only four things in life are certain: birth, death, change, and KL Rahul trashing Mumbai Indians.#LSGvMI
— Prajakta (@18prajakta) April 24, 2022