In a scintillating display of power-hitting, KL Rahul propelled himself into the record books by smashing the fastest century by an Indian in ODI World Cup history during the clash against the Netherlands.
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KL Rahul breaks Rohit Sharma’s record
The electrifying moment occurred at the iconic M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, where Rahul’s explosive innings left fans in awe and opponents in dismay. Rahul achieved the milestone in just 62 balls, surpassing the previous record held by Rohit Sharma, who had reached a century in 63 balls against Afghanistan in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023.
Rahul’s batting exhibition was a masterclass in controlled aggression as he dispatched the Dutch bowlers to all corners of the ground. The stylish right-hander exhibited an array of shots, blending elegance with power, and treated the cricketing fraternity to a spectacle that will be etched in World Cup history.
The record-breaking moment unfolded in the last over of the Indian innings when Rahul dispatched a delivery over the boundary ropes for a massive six, bringing up his century in breathtaking fashion. The Bengaluru crowd erupted in cheers as fans and teammates celebrated Rahul’s extraordinary achievement.
📸📸 HUNDRED off just 62 deliveries 👏👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 12, 2023
The historic knock not only secured Rahul’s place in the annals of Indian cricket but also played a pivotal role in India’s commanding total of 410/4 against the Netherlands.
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer blow the Dutch attack away
The local boy added a 208-run partnership with another centurion Shreyas Iyer (128 not out off 94) to set up a new record for the highest fourth-wicket stand in ODI World Cups.
Rahul and Iyer set the tone for a dominant performance, leaving spectators and cricket pundits alike marvelling at their exceptional batting prowess.
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) November 12, 2023
Rahul’s record-breaking century exemplifies the evolution of modern-day cricket and the dynamic brand of play embraced by the Indian team. As the ODI World Cup 2023 unfolds, Rahul’s blazing knock of 102 not out (11 fours, 4 sixes) stands as a testament to the team’s aggressive and fearless approach.
Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are abuzz with excitement, eagerly anticipating Rahul’s further exploits on the field as India continues their campaign in the quest for ODI World Cup glory.
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