K.L. Rahul's unbeaten 132 off 69 balls helped Kings XI Punjab score an imposing 206/3 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL encounter here on Thursday.
Rahul thus became the first player to score a century this season and his is also the highest individual score by an Indian in the IPL.
Rahul opened the innings with Mayank Agarwal and the fact that the latter was the second highest scorer for KXIP with 26 shows how big Rahul's contribution was. Rahul smashed 14 fours and seven sixes in his innings.
He was given two lifelines by none other than RCB captain Virat Kohli, who dropped catches off him in the 17th and 18th over. Rahul punished his national team captain for the dropped catches in the last two overs, smashing 26 runs off Dale Steyn in the 19th over and ending the 20th with a four and consecutive sixes.
Kohli was trolled by netizens for the same. One user said, "Kohli catch aise drop kar rahe hain jaise ball nahi GDP ho."
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