Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul is undoubtedly one of the most consistent performers in IPL, especially in the last two years. The 29-year-old was the Orange Cap holder last season after scoring a mammoth 670 runs. However, he still came under a lot of criticism for his strike-rate as he failed to guide his side through to the playoffs.
It has been a similar season for the PBKS skipper so far as he has been mounting runs at the top once again but his side have still lost four matches out of six. Coming into a crucial contest against his former team RCB, a lot was on the shoulders of Rahul with Mayank Agarwal - who is also unavailable for this contest.
KL Rahul produces another masterclass
The stylish right-handed batsman produced another fantastic performance with the bat and played some glorious shots on Friday. Despite losing wickets at the other end, KL Rahul kept his calm and went on to complete a brilliant half-century in only 35 deliveries. His innings included three fours and four sixes as he looked set to play another big knock for his side.
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The iconic KL celebration is back
As the PBKS skipper reached his fifty, he raised his bat and looked towards his team's stand. The management crew stood and applauded and imitated KL Rahul's iconic celebration as they put their hands over the years.
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Earlier this year, the 29-year-old had given an explanation on the meaning of that celebration. He had told, “It is self-explanatory. It (the celebration) is just to shut out the noise, not to disrespect anyone.”