England, India, KL Rahul, Harbhajan Singh
KL Rahul celebrates his century during at The Kia. Photo Credit: Philip Brown/Getty Images)

Harbhajan Singh, the veteran off-spinner, congratulated Team India opener, KL Rahul. The latter smashed a magnificent hundred against England at The Oval on the final day of the fifth Test.

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Meanwhile, Joe Root and his men are looking to finish the series on a high. Retiring Alastair Cook stitched 259 runs partnership with Joe Root, who scored 125, as England declared on a mammoth 423 for eight.

However, in reply,  India had stumbled to 58 for three in a massive chase of 464.

India started the last day of the tour on a high with Rahul dominating the proceedings. He took the attack to the opposition bowlers smashing the ball all over the park.

In the meantime, England struck twice against the run of play to send half of the Indian batsmen back to the hut.

England vs India 2018, 5th Test: Harbhajan Singh Congratulates KL Rahul on his Brilliant Ton
Harbhajan Singh congratulates KL Rahul. Credit: Getty Images

He scored runs at a quick pace and slapped Ben Stokes over point for a six and playing one to fine leg for a four in the build-up to the effortless ton.

Rahul flat-batted one past Stokes to bring his first Test century in the United Kingdom (UK). With that, Rahul also becomes only the second batsmen from India after Sunil Gavaskar to register a ton in the fourth innings in England.

England Vs India 2018, 5th Tes: Harbhajan Singh congratulates KL Rahul on his ton:

The veteran off-spinner Harbhajan, who is currently in England for his commentary stint took to Twitter to congratulate the Karnataka-born batsman.

Moreover, he also hoped for a draw in the fifth Test at the Oval, which seemed very unlikely for India.

Congratulations @klrahul11 for ur 100 @surreycricket oval.. keep going.. hoping for a draw here,” Harbhajan wrote on Twitter.

Arijit Chatterjee

An avid sports lover