Kings XI Punjab opening batsman KL Rahul slammed his maiden IPL century against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
Rahul had missed out on a hundred in this fixture last year but made it count this time with a sublime knock at Mumbai’s backyard.
After put in to bat, Chris Gayle and Rahul started the assault, adding on a 116-run partnership for the first wicket to take KXIP to 197/4 in their stipulated 20 overs.
Rahul made a slow start in this edition of the IPL with scores of 4 and 1, but turned it around with three fifties and now an unbeaten hundred off 64 balls, which was laced with six fours and the same number of sixes.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 10, 2019
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) April 10, 2019
You could not have more of a contrast as an opening pair .. the power of Gayle and the touch and class of K L Rahul @IPL
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) April 10, 2019
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) April 10, 2019
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 10, 2019
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) April 10, 2019
Excellent finish from KL Rahul. Looked for a while like he was leaving it till too late. His form augurs well.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 10, 2019
KL RAHUL 🆚MI
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 10, 2019
Watching those last few balls, K L Rahul is getting payback for that Karan Johar interview with Pandya.
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) April 10, 2019
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) April 10, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 10, 2019
— Devi Prasad B poojary (@b_poojar) April 10, 2019
KL Rahul's last five IPL innings:
71*, 15, 55, 71*, 100*
— bet365 (@bet365) April 10, 2019
Well Played KLRAHUL 💥😍♥️
— ѕєнωαg αяανιи∂н (@Sehwag_Aravindh) April 10, 2019
— Jaan 💙♥️💙 (@MD_AhmedJeelani) April 10, 2019
will take a very special effort to deny rahul the man of the match hamper tonight #MIvKXIP
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) April 10, 2019
— Seemanta / সীমান্ত 🇮🇳 (@seemantabikash) April 10, 2019