Records continued to tumble for the stylish Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul during his sides’ fixture against Rajasthan Royals as he became the 2nd Indian batsman in the history of the cash-rich league to rack up 600+ runs in two different seasons.
Rahul achieved the feat with a crunching boundary off Jofra Archer in the third over of the innings. And, by doing that, the Indian vice-captain joined Virat Kohli to score 600+ runs in two different seasons of the IPL.
Kohli had achieved the feat in the 2013 and 2016 edition of the IPL, in which he racked up 634 and 973 runs respectively.
KL Rahul has been in cracking form ever since he has joined the Kings XI Punjab franchise in 2018.
The stylish Indian batsman racked up 659 runs in the 2018 edition of the IPL at an average of 54.91 and at a strike-rate of 158.41 before backing it up with yet another prolific season last year, where he smashed 593 runs at an average of 53.90 and at a strike-rate of 135.38.
This year, Rahul’s strike-rate of 130.54 has been a point of contention but he has made up for it with astounding consistency, having smoked 641 runs at an average of 58.27 with five half-centuries and a hundred.
Coming back to the ongoing game, KL Rahul stroked some sumptuous strokes during his knock but he wasn’t able to take his innings to another gear even as the ‘Universe Boss’ continued to tee off at the other hand. Rahul was finally dismissed for a 41-ball 46 by Ben Stokes.