1st Test, Australia vs India: Both the Rahuls are playing well said one netizen, after India opener, KL Rahul smashed a 44 off 67 balls in the second innings at Adelaide. His innings was laced with three fours and one six. Rahul needed runs under his belt after facing the heat on social space over his failure in the first innings. But it seems he has redeemed himself and the same fans are now hailing him. This also is the most deliveries KL Rahul has faced in a Test innings this year, after the 224 he needed for his 149 at The Oval. Previous most was 53 at Trent Bridge. Also Read - Virat Kohli is Being Dragged Into Absurd Allegations: Cornerstone CEO on Conflict of Interest Claims
But what stole the show was a lofted extra cover drive off a pacy Pat Cummins delivery, that went for a six, sure gets nominated for the shot of the match. Maybe along with Rohit Sharma who hit a similar shot of the same bowler in the first innings. Also Read - Sourav Ganguly Explains Why Fast Bowling Culture Has Changed in India
KL Rahul also got into a banter with the bowler who was taken aback by his audacious shot making.
An incident that took place in the 11th over of the second innings, when KL Rahul looked to take on Pat Cummins, failed to connect, as the bowler walked up to him and said something. The next ball was short and wide, Rahul was not going to hold back. He threw the kitchen sink at it and the ball flew over slips for a boundary, Cummins again walked up to the Indian opener and tried to get under his skin, but the batsman avoided any conversation and turned his back. The series has already got spiced up.
At the time of filing the copy, India was 89 for 2 with their best batsman at the wicket — Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. Kohli is on four, whereas Pujara is on 12.