The 45th match of the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League is currently underway, where the Lucknow Super Giants are taking on the Delhi Capitals. LSG won the toss and captain KL Rahul decided to bat first. The decision proved to be the right one for LSG as the have posted a 195-run total on the board in 20 overs.
KL Rahul led his team from the front with a fantastic knock of 77 runs from 51 deliveries. The right-handed batter smashed four fours and five sixes in his entertaining innings. Rahul opened the innings with Quinton de Kock.
The two openers gave a great start to LSG as they added 42 runs for the first wicket off just 4.2 overs. Quinton returned to the pavilion after miscuing an aerial shot off Shardul Thakur’s bowling. Deepak Hooda then came out to bat at number three and supported Rahul to perfection with a half-century.
Hooda and Rahul had a partnership of 95 runs for the second wicket, where the former contributed 52 runs off 34 deliveries. He smashed six fours and a six in his 34-ball stay. Speaking with host broadcasters after the first innings, Hooda said:
“I am enjoying batting at 3. I bat at the top of the order in domestic cricket too so I’m enjoying it. It is hot but being an Indian I am used to it. We play in this heat in domestic cricket as well. It is a good wicket but the slower balls are holding in it a bit.”
Fans on Twitter laud KL Rahul for his remarkable consistency in IPL matches
KL Rahul has been the most consistent batter in the last few IPL seasons. He has always been a top contender to win the Orange Cap. Even this year, he is the only player who is giving a fight to Jos Buttler, who has been in dream form. Here’s how fans on Twitter reacted to his latest performance:
KL Rahul is new Mr.IPL
— Merin Kumar ™ (@merin_kumar) May 1, 2022
KL Rahul is the quickest to complete 150 sixes in IPL history by an Indian. (In terms of innings)
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 1, 2022
A good innings from the skipper KL Rahul – 77 (51). Stayed till the 19th over. He's been in terrific form over the years in the IPL, sheer consistency. pic.twitter.com/N0wOaskS4D
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 1, 2022
Well played, Captain KL Rahul. He scored Brilliant 77 runs from 51 balls including 4 Fours and 5 Sixes against Delhi Capitals. Another excellent innings from a top class player. Brilliant KL. pic.twitter.com/FiGBSmE4DR
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) May 1, 2022
Fair to say that KL Rahul is the best all-format batsman at the moment….
— tea_addict 🇮🇳 (@on_drive23) May 1, 2022
Leading from the front, Captain @klrahul11 brings up a fine FIFTY off 35 deliveries.
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Most consistent indian batter in IPL – KL Rahul
Most consistent overseas batter in IPL – David WarnerAdvertisement
— Akram Khan (@AkramK2108) May 1, 2022
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) May 1, 2022
There is nothing can be more joyful than seeing this man hitting maximums ✨Advertisement
— Siju Moothedath💯 (@SijuMoothedath) May 1, 2022
Most times Facing 50 or 50+ balls in an IPL match
22 times – KL Rahul*
19 times – David Warner
19 times – Shikhar Dhawan
19 times – Virat Kohli
17 times – Chris Gayle#LSGvDC
— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) May 1, 2022Advertisement