Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul on Thursday grew to become the primary Indian batter to amass 600 or extra runs in consecutive Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons. He achieved the feat throughout match 53 of IPL 2021 in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Rahul reached the 600-run mark this season following his twenty seventh half-century within the event and sixth this season, which got here from simply 25 deliveries, and subsequently took the highest spot within the race for the Orange Cap. Rahul had earlier amassed 670 runs in 14 video games throughout IPL 2020, performed on the UAE. General, he’s the third batsman to attain this feat after his teammate Chris Gayle, who had scored 608 runs in 12 video games in 2011, 733 runs in 17 video games in 2012, and 708 runs in 16 video games in 2013, all for Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad batter David Warner who scored 848 runs in 17 video games in 2016, 641 runs in 14 video games in 2017 and 692 runs in 12 video games in 2019. Warner didn’t take part within the 2018 season owing to his involvement within the ball-tampering scandal.
Rahul can be the third batter, after the aforementioned abroad gamers, to attain 600 or extra runs in three totally different IPL seasons. Rahul can be the primary batter this season to succeed in the 600-run mark.
Speaking concerning the recreation, Faf du Plessis‘ 76 guided Chennai to 134 for six. Chris Jordan and Arshdeep Singh have been the choose of the bowlers choosing two wickets every.
The match is Punjab’s ultimate recreation in IPL 2021 league season, and the workforce has already fallen out of rivalry within the race to the playoffs.