KXIP’s Captain KL Rahul on Thursday scored a century during his stint in yesterday’s face-off against RCB & became the fastest Indian to complete 2000 runs in the IPL.
Touching the number of 2000 runs in 60th innings Rahul broke the record made by the former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar who achieved this mark in 63 innings.”2,000 IPL runs for @klrahul11,” IPL’s official Twitter handle wrote. Overall, Chris Gayle tops the chart of scoring the fastest 2,000 runs in the league, reaching the figure in his 48th innings.
The captain needed just two runs to reach this mark when he came to open the innings for his team KXIP. Earlier RCB won the toss & elected to field first in their second game of the IPL being played at Dubai International Stadium.
Rahul scored whopping 132 runs in 69 balls with 14 fours & 7 sixes. It was also the highest IPL score made by any Indian batsman. Rahul’s knock took KXIP to whopping 206/3. RCB were bowled out at 109 runs in 17 & lost the match by 97 runs. Virat led RCB had won their first match against SRH by 10 runs while KXIP lost their first match in a super over against Delhi Capitals on Sunday.