KL Rahul made a scintillating return to cricket after a long injury lay-off, scoring a half-century against Pakistan in the Asia Cup on Monday. The 31-year-old, who was playing his first competitive game in over four months, struck two maximums and four boundaries off Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed.
One of Rahul’s shots in particular, a six off Shadab in the 35th over, was particularly impressive. Rahul stepped down the pitch and whipped the ball into the stands towards midwicket, sending it soaring 84 meters into the distance. The shot left Shadab in awe, and he could not help but break out into a sheepish laugh.
Rahul finished the day unbeaten on 74, and his performance will be a major boost for India ahead of the upcoming ODI World Cup. Twitter was also full of praise for Rahul’s knock, with many fans calling it one of the best shots they had ever seen.
“That six off Shadab was just out of this world,” one fan tweeted. “Rahul is back, and he’s better than ever.” Another fan said: “Rahul is a class act. He’s one of the best batsmen in the world, and he’s just shown everyone why.”
— andre bapat (@AndreBapat82195) September 11, 2023
Rahul’s return to form is a major positive for India, who will be looking to win the ODI World Cup this year. The tournament will be held in India in October and November, and Rahul will be one of the key players for the hosts. He is a destructive batsman who can score runs quickly, and he will be a major threat to any bowling attack.
Rahul’s performance against Pakistan showed that he is back to his best, and he will be a dangerous batsman for India in the World Cup.