KL Rahul Reveals Rahul Dravid’s Last-Minute Call For Pakistan Clash
By CricShots - Sep 12, 2023 3:24 pm
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India’s flamboyant right-hander KL Rahul opened up on his inclusion in the high-voltage match against Pakistan in the Super Four stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. Notably, KL Rahul slammed a magnificent ton against the Men in Green which played a crucial part in taking India to a 228-run partnership at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday, September 11.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul scored a brilliant century

Notably, Rahul was included in the squad after Shreyas Iyer sustained back spasm. Rahul stated that it was head coach Rahul Dravid who told him only a few minutes before the start of the game regarding his inclusion.

 “Rahul (Dravid) bhai 5 minutes before the toss told me I’m playing. I didn’t bring anything with me, because I thought I’ll be serving water. Strange things have happened to me in my career,” KL Rahul told on Star Sports.

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Speaking about his stellar knock, KL Rahul remained unconquered as he hammered two maximums and 12 fours in his 106-ball 111. In addition to this, he combined to raise an unbroken 233-run stand with Virat Kohli to steer India to a humongous 356.

Rahul Dravid
KL Rahul and Rahul Dravid

During the chase, Kuldeep Yadav outrightly dominated with the ball as he claimed a magnificent five-wicket haul, giving away a mere 25 runs in his eight overs. Furthermore, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah claimed one wicket apiece to restrict the rival side to a paltry 128 runs.

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Kohli was adjudged player of the match for his unbeaten 94-ball 122 which featured three maximums and nine boundaries. Following their resounding win against the Men in Green, team India will turn their attention towards the crucial clash against co-hosts Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday, September 12. A win in their upcoming game would help get them one step closer to the final of the Asia Cup 2023.