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“India’s New Middle-Order Enforcer,” – Twitter Erupts After KL Rahul Smashes A Century In Warm-Up Game

KL Rahul century

Team India batsman KL Rahul smacked a brilliant century in the warm-up game against Durham’s select County Championship XI to push his case for the upcoming five-match Test series against England, which starts on August 4 in Nottingham.

Rohit Sharma, who led the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, opted to bat first after winning the toss. Durham made a good start sending Rohit and Mayank Agarwal back in the hut quickly.

Struggling at 41/2, India needed a big partnership but Cheteshwar Pujara’s poor run with the bat continued. He gave away once again after getting a start to put the visitors in deep trouble. But KL Rahul and Hanuma Vihari managed to arrest a collapse and steady the ship.

Just when things looked like turning in favour of India, Vihari got out after getting another start. Since then, it was all Rahul, who came into the side after Rishabh Pant came COVID positive and didn’t travel with the squad in Durham.

The Karnataka batsman stitched a much-needed partnership with Ravindra Jadeja to bail the side out of danger. By the time KL Rahul went back retired hut, he has scored a century. Rahul dominated the opposition bowlers to cruise through to the three-figure mark.

It was Rahul’s first first-class game in 16 months, and he has cashed in on the opportunity. Microblogging site Twitter was on fire soon after KL Rahul reached the landmark.

Here are some reactions:

India were well-placed at 234 for five, before KL Rahul was retired hurt. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also auditioned well with a half-century. He along with Shardul Thakur will look to add a big partnership and post a daunting total in the first innings.

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