Cricketers and fans wish Rahul on his birthday
Team India’s vice-captain KL Rahul turned 30 on Monday and there was an outpour of wishes for him on Twitter. The Karnataka cricketer was greeted by his teammates, fans, and former cricketers.
One of the best tweets on Rahul’s birthday came from Kuldeep Yadav. The chinaman addressed the birthday boy as ‘skipper’ while the likes of Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma, and Suresh Raina also tweeted wishing Rahul a very happy birthday.
Fans referred to KL Rahul as “KLassy Rahul” and wished that he’d excel in his career going forward. Some of them also tweeted that the cricketer would be the next full-time captain of Team India.
Here is a compilation of some of the birthday wishes for KL Rahul:
KL Rahul’s unforgettable 100th IPL game
KL Rahul entered the record books recently as he became the only cricketer to register a century in his 100th IPL match. Leading the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the game against the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, the 30-year-old played a brilliant game with the bat.
Rahul led his team from the front, building crucial partnerships with the other players while holding the forte from one end. He raced his way to an unbeaten 103 off just 60 balls in an innings that included five sixes and nine fours.
His knock helped the Lucknow team post an unassasiable 199 in the first innings, which later proved to be too steep a target for the Rohit Sharma-led team to chase. The Super Giants won that game by 18 runs to register their fourth win in six games.
Rahul has been one of the strongest contenders for the Orange Cap this season and has mustered 235 runs thus far in six matches at an average of 47. He is second on the list of leading run-scorers this year behind Jos Buttler (272 runs in five matches at an average of 68).