IPL 2021: Twitter Reacts as KL Rahul Inspires PBKS To A Crushing Victory Over CSK
IPL 2021: Twitter Reacts as KL Rahul Inspires PBKS To A Crushing Victory Over CSK

Punjab Kings (PBKS) skipper KL Rahul hogged the limelight on a sunny afternoon in Dubai as he led his side to a humongous victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The loss was Chennai’s third loss in a row after starting the UAE leg on a four-win streak.

Rahul was magnificent on a track that was two-paced. Shedding all inhibitions, the 29-year-old blazed his way to a stunning 98* off just 42 balls that included seven fours and eight maximums. He made sure to stay till the end and carry his team over the line.

KL Rahul, PBKS
KL Rahul (Image: IPL/Twitter)

Set a target of 135, Punjab started off on a high as they were going at over 10 rpo in the first four overs. A double-wicket over bowled by Shardul Thakur where he dismissed Mayank Agarwal and Sarfaraz Khan looked to threaten Punjab’s momentum.

Rahul, however, was unperturbed and carried on his merry ways. He wasn’t worried about getting out and exposing the weak middle order but instead, made a complete mockery of the CSK bowlers. He top-scored with 98 while the next highest on the team was Aiden Markram with 13.

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh (Image: IPL Twitter)

Earlier, Ruturaj Gaikwad had another rare off-day as he fell to the impressive Arshdeep Singh within the powerplay. Chennai suffered a collapse in the overs that followed and were 42/4 in the 9th over. Faf du Plessis held down the fort at one end while the other rallied around him.

Eventually, they ended up with 134 on the board, with du Plessis scoring 76 off 55 balls. It turned out to be below par with the way PBKS – Rahul in particular – batted.

Here’s how Twitter reacted as PBKS thrash CSK courtesy KL Rahul’s scintillating knock:

 

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