KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal. (Photo: BCCI)

The captain of Punjab Kings (PBKS) KL Rahul has become the fastest Indian cricketer to score 3000 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Overall he is the second-fastest player in the history of the tournament to achieve this milestone.

KL Rahul and Sanju Samson
KL Rahul and Sanju Samson (Credits: IPL)

KL Rahul completed this enormous milestone in the 32nd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 between Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals ( RR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, September 21.

KL Rahul won the toss and opted to field first. However, the decision backfired as Rajasthan Royals (RR) managed to put 185 runs on the board. Notably, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Liam Livingstone and Mahipal Lomror played amazing innings. Meanwhile from PBKS side Arshdeep Singh bagged a 5-wicket haul.

KL Rahul Becomes Fastest Indian Batsman To Score 3000 Runs In IPL

Deep Dasgupta, Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings
Meanwhile, chasing the target, opener and captain of Punjab Kings (PBKS) KL Rahul was batting with a lot of confidence. He was seen smashing back to back boundaries against the left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya.

Also, the luck was favouring KL Rahul a lot as his catch was dropped not one or two but in total three times.

Notably, Before the match, KL Rahul needed 22 runs to complete 3000 runs and become second fastest after Chris Gayle to bag 3000 runs.

Meanwhile, the wicketkeeper-batsman comfortably scored 22 runs after a couple of catch drops to complete his 3000 runs. Notably, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) captain has scored his 3000 IPL runs in 80 innings and his PBKS teammate Chris Gayle completed 3000 runs in 75 innings. The fastest Indian before Rahul to achieve this milestone was Suresh Raina who reached 3000 runs in 103 innings.

KL Rahul
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

KL Rahul has been one of the most consistent batsmen in the IPL in the last few years and with the help of his exceptional consistency, he has found a permanent place in India national cricket team.

Since making his IPL debut in 2013 Rahul has scored over 3000 runs at an average of 47.01 and a strike rate of 136.15 including 2 centuries and 25 half-centuries.

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