India’s stylish batsman, KL Rahul is receiving praise from all strata of cricket. KL’s fellow Indian opener, Rohit Sharma even said that it is the best that he has seen Rahul bat. An Indian opener has scored a century a Lord’s cricket stadium after 31 years. In fact, Rahul is only the third Indian opener ever to score a hundred at Lord’s.
KL Rahul, at the end of Day 1 in London was batting on 127 not out. Before him, India’s head coach Ravi Shastri had scored a hundred at Lord’s as an opener in 1990. The two hundreds have come 31years apart. Before Shastri, only Vinoo Mankad had scored a hundred way back in 1952.
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💯 FOR KL RAHUL!
He gets his name up on the Lord’s Honours Boards 🔥
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) August 12, 2021
Indian openers with Test tons at Lord’s:
Vinoo Mankad (1952)
Ravi Shastri (1990)
KL Rahul (2021)
Good list that! pic.twitter.com/6gcLqHZ0T3
— Debayan Sen (ਦੇਬਾਯਨ) (@debayansen) August 12, 2021
KL Rahul On Lord’s Honours Board
India’s new-found opening batsman, KL Rahul looks in sublime touch at the iconic Lord’s stadium. After Mayank Agarwal got injured, India was in a disarray as to who would be the new opening batsman for India. KL has answers to all those questions now. He has become the first opening batsman in this generation to be featured on the Lord’s Stadium’s Honours board. It is a feat that is rarely achieved.
KL Rahul at the Lord’s honours board. pic.twitter.com/R2GftsxjC0
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 13, 2021
KL Rahul is being lauded for his brilliant innings on Thursday. Rohit Sharma (83 runs off 145 balls) and KL Rahul (127* runs off 248 balls) brought out their A-game to attain a perfect record 126-run opening partnership – highest opening stand for India at Lord’s since 1974