Indian opener KL Rahul joined an elite list when he reached the half-century mark against Sri Lanka on the first day of the second Test match at Colombo. This was Rahul’s sixth consecutive knock of fifty plus in Test cricket which helped him equal the mark set by legendary bastmen Gundappa Viswanath and Rahul Dravid.Also Read - IPL Auction Highlights: RPSG Group Takes Lucknow with 7000 Crore Bid, CVC Capital Bags Ahmedabad
KL Rahul’s feat means he got ahead of the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sanjay Manjrekar and Nvjot Sidhu, who all scored five straight half-centuries in their respective Test careers. Also Read - Kashmiri Students Allegedly Thrashed At Punjab Colleges After India's Humiliating Defeat to Pakistan In T20 World Cup
Rahul who missed the first Test due to a viral fever, had had a successful outing in the home series against Australia where he scored five consecutive half-centuries and has taken it forward from there. Also Read - India to Lift Quarantine Requirement For International Arrivals From Today | Check Latest Guidelines Here
The Karnataka batsman had scores of 90, 51, 67, 60 and 51* against the Aussies, a remarkable achievement which played a pivotal role in India coming back from a game down to win the all important home series against Steven Smith’s men.
West Indians Everton Weekes and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara, Australia Cris Rogers and Zimbabwean Andy Flower are the other cricketers to have scored seven half-centuries in a row.