On Sunday, 26.12.2021, Seven years after making his international debut, KL Rahul became the second Indian opener to score a century in South Africa. He joined Wasim Jaffer, his former batting coach at Punjab Kings, on this elite list. The vice-captain attained this milestone by leading a loose short delivery from left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj which pointed to the boundary and that was his 13th four of the innings, and the match also witnessed a magnificent six against Maharaj.
Boxing Day centuries are always remarkable but with that shot, Rahul has now become one of the few players in history to score a Test century in every country he has played in.
Captain Virat Kohli’s wicket while the run had dampened India’s hopes for a positive outcome in this match. But Ajinkya Rahane, who lost the vice-captaincy before the tour, came out firing and didn’t let Rahul feel the burden. As a result, runs have continued to flow in both directions and India had passed 272 in 90 overs on the first day losing 3 wickets.
Overall, Rahul’s record-breaking century has ensured that India will make their Day 2 on a high note.
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