Indian Premier League 2020, Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: KL Rahul becomes fastest Indian to score 2000 runs, Sachin Tendulkar’s record
IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB: KL Rahul scored highest by an Indian in IPL history.© BCCI / IPL
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain KL Rahul on Thursday became the fastest Indian to complete 2,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rahul achieved the feat during the team’s clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Touching the number in his 60th innings, he broke the record already held by former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who had scored 63 innings. “2000 runs for IPL @ klrahul11,” wrote the IPL’s official Twitter handle. Overall, Chris Gayle topped the charts in scoring the fastest 2,000 runs in the league, reaching that figure in his 48th innings.
The captain needed just two runs for his team to start the innings.
Earlier, RCB won the toss and were elected to bowl first against KXIP in their second game, which was being played at Dubai International Stadium.
Rahul scored 132 off just 69 balls with 14 fours and 7 sixes. It was also the highest IPL score by an Indian batsman.
Rahul’s knock brought KXIP to 206/3. In response, RCB piled on 109 runs in 17 overs and lost the match by 97 runs.
Virat Kohli-led RCB won their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs while KXIP finished a thrilling super over against the Delhi Capitals on Sunday.