Birthday Boy KL Rahul's 3 stunning IPL records
KL Rahul is an Indian wicketkeeper-opening batsman who plays for Team India, while he also leads Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. He has played for three sides in the IPL while playing for PBKS since 2018 and has been captaining since 2019.
When it comes to KL Rahul, he is indeed one of the most prolific wicketkeeper-batsman who can actually bat in any given position in the line-up. Besides, he is also handy with the big gloves behind the stumps, or even without it at the slips.
Rahul is currently playing in the Indian Premier League 2021, where he is leading Punjab Kings. He would be aiming to held the side win its maiden IPL title, along with his.
Meanwhile, Rahul is celebrating his 29th birthday on Sunday. In the same light, we look at three of the vital records he holds in the IPL.
Best score by a skipper
Be it as a player or captain, Rahul has never failed to impress with the bat. In IPL 2020, he slammed the best score by a skipper in the format, of an unbeaten 132, against Royal Challengers Bangalore while he broke the previous record of Sunrisers Hyderabad's David Warner (126) in IPL 2017.
Top score by an Indian
Rahul also nailed it as an India, as he possesses the tournament's best score as an Indian. It was in IPL 2020 in the same game as above when he slammed an unbeaten 132.
Fastest to 2,000 runs
Rahul tends to score consistently in every game, especially in the IPL. He has already amassed more than 2,500 runs in the tournament. Meanwhile, in IPL 2020, when playing for PBKS, he had scored his 2,000th run of the competition. He managed to do so in just 60 innings, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's record, who played for Mumbai Indians.