KL Rahul becomes the first player to reach THIS record against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2022 match between LSG and MI.
KL Rahul, the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, became the first batter in the Indian Premier League to record three hundred against the same opponent on Sunday (IPL). Rahul accomplished this achievement by smashing an incredible century against Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 37th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
LSG captain hit an unbeaten 103 against five-time winners MI, leading his team to a score of 168 and a 36-run victory against MI. In the IPL, this is Rahul's third century versus Mumbai Indians. Rahul struck an undefeated tonne (103) against five-time champions MI a few days ago at Brabourne Stadium, with the help of 9 fours and 5 sixes.
Three years ago, Rahul got his first IPL century against MI at the Wankhede Stadium. Rahul also scored a century against this opponent in the first-ever encounter between Mumbai and Lucknow in the IPL 2022. On Sunday, KL Rahul matched Rohit Sharma's record for most hundreds scored by an Indian batsman in T20 cricket.
Rahul praised his team's performance after a 36-run win over the Mumbai Indians on Sunday, saying that having all-rounders in the lineup provided them choices. "I'm going to have to make up for all the over rates and fines I'm getting" (with his Player of the Match awards). I'm trying to play to the scenario and see what's required of me. Batting is fun, and responsibility is fun. I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be able to keep doing the right things. "My initial thinking was simply getting the bat on the ball, feeling good, and getting that single," KL Rahul said after the game.
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Rahul went on to achieve his second century of the season and his fourth in the IPL overall in the match. "I simply wanted to get that single first when you've played in a place that's been good to me previously, but not so much in the last two games." It was fortunate that I was able to get as many points as I did. I attempt to examine the pitch and the conditions to see what I can do to help the team. We bat deep with this group. "Holder is in the eighth inning," he added.
The skipper commended his all-rounders for their outstanding effort against MI, which gave them their fifth victory of the season. "You can experiment a little more freely with the depth." That is most likely the sole reason (for his higher strike rate). The event has been won by teams who can defend effectively, bowl well in the powerplay, and finish strongly in the death overs. Going into the auctions, we were pretty clear - I value having allrounders on the team. "Having them on the squad gives me more alternatives," Rahul explained.