Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul, regardless of the problems surrounding his strike fee development via the innings, has been essentially the most constant batsman within the ongoing IPL 2020, scoring his sixth half-century-plus rating on Sunday in the course of the match in opposition to defending champions Mumbai Indians in Dubai. And after crossing the half-century mark which took his run tally previous 500 this season, Rahul achieved a novel feat.
Rahul grew to become the primary Indian batsman in IPL historical past to amass 50 or extra runs in three consecutive seasons. He scored 659 runs for in 2018 in his debut season for Kings XI, enjoying 14 matches and scoring at a median of 54.91 with six half-centuries. He adopted it up with 593 runs in 14 innings in 2019 with one century and 6 fifties. And in 2014, he as soon as once more breached the mark en path to his knock of 77 off 50 deliveries in KXIP’s chase to 177. He now has scored 525 runs this season in 9 innings at 75 with one century and 5 half-centuries.
He nevertheless is not the primary batsman to the feat as SRH skipper David Warner has scored 500-plus runs in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. He has missed 2018 owing to the ball-tampering ban. And Rahul’s IPL teammate Chris Gayle is the one different batsman to attain 500 or extra in three straight seasons – 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Rahul has additionally gone previous 500 in a season for the third time in his IPL profession. Amongst Indians, RCB captain Virat Kohli stands atop with 5 such tallies, adopted by Suresh Raina who too has three such scores.
Speaking in regards to the recreation, Mumbai Indians, following a horrific begin, pulled again issues using on a 12-ball 34 from Kieron Pollard to complete with 176 on board on the lack of six wickets.