KL Rahul registered his highest-ever IPL score when he smashed an unbeaten 84 to lead Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) to a comfortable six-wicket win over bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an IPL match at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Sunday night.
Rahul has played a key role in KXIP’s brilliant run in the tournament this year. He has three half-centuries to his name this season, one of which was the fastest ever IPL fifty.
KL Rahul’s masterclass:
KL Rahul’s knock of 84 against RR included seven fours and three huge sixes. He kept his composure and remained unbeaten in the six wickets victory.
Chasing the target of 153, Punjab started off steadily. While Rahul was settling down, the KXIP lost Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in consequent overs. Rahul partnered with Karun Nair and steadied the chase. They added 50 runs for the third wicket. With Marcus Stonis’ cameo at the end, KXIP overpowered Ajinkya Rahane & Co.
Zainab Abbas is impressed with KL Rahul:
KL Rahul’s masterclass seems to be impressing everyone. Impressed by his strokeplay, the sports anchor from Pakistan, Zainab Abbas, tweeted praising the Indian batsman.
“KL Rahul impressive, superb timing, great to watch.. #RRvKXIP”, she wrote on her Twitter handle.
KL Rahul impressive,superb timing,great to watch.. #RRvKXIP
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) May 6, 2018
Zainab Abbas is a presenter for Pakistan Super League (PSL) and also an anchor for Dunya News.