In his 100th game at the Indian Premier League (IPL), KL Rahul etched his name in record books with a sensational century for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) against Mumbai Indians (MI).
In the ongoing 26th match of IPL 2022, Rahul lit up the Brabourne Stadium with an unbeaten 103 off just 60 deliveries. He hit nine fours and five eye-catching sixes during his sensational knock.
The Mangaluru-born remained watchful against Jasprit Bumrah and batted patiently in the middle overs. But at the death, he took every bowler to the cleaners.
Riding on Rahul’s batting brilliance, LSG finished at 199/4 in 20 overs. It was his second hundred against MI, making him the fourth player to score two centuries against the same opponent.
Further, Rahul is now the second captain to hit more than one ton in the history of IPL after Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) star batter Virat Kohli.
Most centuries in IPL by Indian players:
- 5 – Virat Kohli
- 3 – Sanju Samson
- 3 – KL Rahul *
Here is how Twitter reacted:
💯 in his 1⃣0⃣0⃣th IPL match for @klrahul11! 👏 👏
The @LucknowIPL captain is leading from the front as he brings up his 3⃣rd IPL ton. 🙌 🙌
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 16, 2022
You can never tire of watching KL Rahul bat. And, happily, he is batting with the freedom that he is blessed with.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 16, 2022
Special 💯 from a very special batter #klrahul
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 16, 2022
What a player @klrahul11 💥
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 16, 2022
100 for the LSG skipper.
Well played, KL Rahul 👏
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 16, 2022
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) April 16, 2022
If not the nicest player to watch in the game he has to be bloody close .. @klrahul11 is a pleasure to watch .. All young players should try and copy him .. #IPL2022
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 16, 2022
#KLRahul at his best has the technique to counter the moving ball.
He is also an expressionist painter who brushes the ground with an array of shots.
You feel his best is yet to come.#IPL2022
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) April 16, 2022
KL rahul, Always a selfless team man. Opener, spare wicket-keeper, late-order batsman, reliable slip-fielder, crisis manager and captain-in-waiting. @klrahul11 #MIvsLSG
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 16, 2022
KL Rahul becomes the first player to hit a ton in his 100th IPL game. His 2nd ton v MI
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) April 16, 2022
💯😍 BLISTERING KNOCK! KL Rahul becomes the first Indian to score a century in #IPL2022 . This is his 3️⃣rd IPL ton and his second against MI!
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) April 16, 2022
Hundred for captain KL Rahul on his 100th IPL game – Take a bow, KL. pic.twitter.com/TYhq91Hdwp
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 16, 2022
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) April 16, 2022