India continued their winning streak in their ongoing UK tour as they thumped England by 8 wickets at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesady.
If Kuldeep Yadav’s crafty chinaman bowling, which earned him his career-best figures, was not enough, KL Rahul’s scintillating ton in the chase of 160 floored the home side who were flying high after clean-sweeping Australia.
KL Rahul came out to bat at number 3 after India had lost Shikhar Dhawan early in the chase of 160 runs. He immediately hit the straps by getting off the mark of the first delivery and then launched an assault on English bowlers. No one was spared by him and were handed a royal pasting by the man in supreme confidence. He has just carried his IPL form into the international arena and it is working wonders for him.
Rahul mesmerized everyone in the stadium as he reached ever so close to his century in no time.
In the 18th over, when India’s victory was inevitable, Rahul tucked the ball off his legs and took a single only to spark off amazing celebrations from him and the crowd. He thoroughly enjoyed his knock and his teammates including MS Dhoni stood up and applauded him. There was also a special dab celebration from him which left Dhoni smiling as he clapped and went back into the change room.
Here’s the video: