K L Rahul’s magnificent knock of 158 steered India to a 161 run lead over the host team West Indies on the second day of the 2nd Test at Jamaica. He posted his third century after just 11 test innings in his burgeoning career.
He faced 303 balls before being dismissed by fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, caught down the legside by the wicketkeeper. Rahul was the only Indian batsman to get past 50.
Following his brilliant innings, congratulatory messages started to come in on Twitter. Here are some of the best tweets.
Like M Vijay & Rahane, K L Rahul too has the temperament to bat long hours, so also shots to score quick runs. India is blessed. #WIvInd— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 31, 2016
There’s power, timing and also a lilt to K L Rahul’s batting that makes him compelling watching. Fine young player…— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 31, 2016
It’s a wonderful habit to score centuries. And #KLRahul has it.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 31, 2016
Then someone reminded Virender Sehwag of his mesmerizing 309 and compared K L Rahul with him.
congratulations @klrahul11 Brother 👌Unbelievable Talent.. Next Virat Kohli In Making 👏👏👏 Vijay, Gabbar, Rahul… Great Competition Now.— Opener. ☔ (@The_Bapu7) August 1, 2016
Here’s what K L Rahul had to say