KL Rahul, making his international comeback after a prolonged hiatus, left Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli awestruck as he effortlessly dispatched Shadab Khan over mid-wicket for a magnificent six.
In the highly anticipated Super 4 clash between India and Pakistan at the Asia Cup 2023, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul resumed their innings on the reserve day, picking up right where they had left off. When play recommenced, Rahul was standing strong at 17*.
One of the highlights of Rahul’s innings came when he notched up his fifty from 60 balls and decided to take Pakistan’s leg spinner, Shadab Khan, to task. In a magnificent display of skill, he elegantly moved down the track and lofted a full-pitched delivery over mid-wicket, a shot often considered a masterclass in wristwork.
Rahul’s flawless execution of this challenging shot left Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in utter admiration, their reactions speaking volumes about his exceptional wristwork.
The reaction of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli on KL Rahul's six.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 11, 2023
What a smash….!!! pic.twitter.com/g2jqOzkrD9
In a remarkable display of batting prowess, Kohli concluded the innings with a spectacular flourish, smashing two boundaries and a six off the last three consecutive deliveries as India surged beyond the 350-run mark. Notably, Kohli also achieved the milestone of becoming the fastest player to reach 13,000 ODI runs.
Throughout the innings, both Kohli and Rahul remained unscathed. Kohli, with 122 runs from 94 balls, and Rahul, unbeaten on a sublime 111 off 106 deliveries, forged an unbreakable partnership of 233 runs from 194 balls.
Earlier in the match, Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma had combined brilliantly at the top, frustrating the formidable Pakistani pace attack with a commanding opening stand that surpassed the 100-run mark in just 14 overs. Gill reached his half-century in 37 balls, while Rohit followed suit shortly after, reaching his milestone in 42 deliveries with a well-timed six.
Last Updated on September 11, 2023
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