KL Rahul’s eighth Test century against South Africa not only salvaged India’s innings to reach 245 but also marked his remarkable comeback, showcasing his skills under intense pressure.

In a remarkable display of skill, KL Rahul marked his comeback grandly, notching his 8th Test century against South Africa, propelling Team India to a competitive 245. The wicketkeeper-batter’s spectacular innings were pivotal, rescuing India from a tough spot and securing a respectable total heading into Day 2.

Hailed as his finest century for India, Rahul’s remarkable feat took just 133 balls on the challenging Centurion pitch that posed difficulties for several Indian batters. Notably, he also emerged as the first overseas batsman to achieve two centuries on this ground.

Rahul’s century was soon followed by his dismissal at the hands of Nandre Burger, concluding Team India’s innings at 245. Initially projected to reach 180 runs, the team’s spirited effort led to an impressive total. Rahul’s exceptional performance over Days 1 and 2 merits praise, notably setting the record for the highest Test score by an Indian wicketkeeper-batter in South Africa, previously achieved by Rishabh Pant in 2022. This further marked Rahul’s fifth overseas Test century.

Here are some reactions of the cricket fraternity to Rahul’s stunning ton against SA:

Last Updated on December 27, 2023

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