Virat Kohli Celebrates KL Rahul's Blistering Knock in Style

Published - 04 Jul 2018, 04:53 PM | Updated - 04 Jul 2018, 06:01 PM

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3rd July 2018, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England; International Twenty20 cricket, England versus India; KL Rahul of India celebrates as he reaches his century and guides India to victory (photo by Alan Martin/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli celebrated KL Rahul’s swashbuckling century in style as India went 1-0 up in the three-match T20I series at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, it was Kuldeep Yadav, who did the damage early on with the ball. He returned with five for 24 to single-handedly to rattle English innings. Furthermore, he claimed three wickets in one over to halt the free flow of runs.

Umesh Yadav also chipped in with two crucial wickets, as England managed to post 169 runs at the halfway mark. For England, Jos Buttler continued his rich form, as he played a patient knock of 69 runs to take his team over the 150-run mark.

However, in reply, India lost the early wicket of Shikhar Dhawan in the first over.  Since then, it was a one-man show from Rahul, who continued his rich form from IPL. He stood up to Virat Kohli’s decision to send him at one drop with a brilliant century.

The Karnataka batsman was classy throughout playing his shots all around the park. He dominated the English attack, as they looked clueless in front of him.

Rahul played some glorious cover drives and also came down the track to lift it over the fielders.

Rahul played his shots while Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli played the secondary role. Furthermore, the stylish batsman struck ten boundaries and five sixes to bring his second T20I hundred, as India went 1-0 up in the series.

Kohli celebrates the knock in style:

After the match, Kohli talked highly of Rahul’s ability and admitted that they want more batsmen to come up to the ranks. However, it didn’t end there as he took to social media to hail Rahul’s brilliance.

What a knock by the Baaaaas @klrahul11,” the post read.

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