KL Rahul, on Friday (March 17), starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten match-winning fifty to guide India to a 5-wicket win over Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
In an unexpected low-scoring affair at the iconic venue which is famous for producing high-scoring games, Australia were bowled out for just 188. The visitors were comfortably placed at 129 for 2 in the 20th over before Mitchell Marsh’s dismissal triggered a collapse.
Australia lost wickets in a heap and could not even touch the 200-run mark. In reply, India were off to a poor start too as Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Starc made light work of India’s top-order. They had India reeling at 16 for 3, then 39 for 4 and then 83 for 5.
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But while the hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals at one, Rahul held firm from the other one. He shared an unbeaten stand of 108 runs with Ravindra Jadeja to take the team home with ease in the end. He remained unbeaten on 75 off 91 balls with the help of 7 fours and a six while Jadeja scored 45 not out.
Venkatesh Prasad’s tweet leads to meme fest:
Soon after the ODI ended, former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad caused a meme fest on Twitter. It all began when Venkatesh Prasad decided to praise Rahul for his knock, leaving the fans pleasantly surprised. In recent weeks, Prasad has been very vocal in criticising Rahul on social media due to his poor performances in Tests.
Prasad, however, decided to praise the batsman when he delivered as he praised him for his composure during the unbeaten match-winning knock. Taking to Twitter, Prasad wrote:
“Excellent composure under pressure and a brilliant innings by KL Rahul. Top knock. Great support by Ravindra Jadeja and a good win for India.
Excellent composure under pressure and a brilliant innings by KL Rahul.
Top knock. Great support by Ravindra Jadeja and a good win for India.#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/tCs74rBiLP
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) March 17, 2023
And as Prasad posted the tweet praising Rahul, the users did not wait long to come up with hilarious reactions.
Here are some of the reactions:
Same energy. 😂 pic.twitter.com/JetrCCFNvZ
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) March 17, 2023
— Shekhar (@shekhar_tiwarii) March 17, 2023
— Gorment Doctor 👨⚕️🩺 (@GormentDr) March 17, 2023
Venkatesh Prasad while writing this tweet about Kl Rahul 😹😹 pic.twitter.com/mg0Bl9TPvX
— BALA (@erbmjha) March 17, 2023
— Dr Gill (@ikpsgill1) March 17, 2023
Now better not speak anything against him for a year & hope to see you in his Reception in Mumbai 😜
— Jatin Israni 🇮🇳 (@JatinKiDuniya) March 17, 2023
— ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ (@hiteshm09) March 17, 2023
— Ria (@riaaxvii) March 17, 2023
Emotions while tweeting this pic.twitter.com/jfY2DnSGjV
— Shikhar Sagar (@crazy__shikhu) March 17, 2023
— Nehr_who? (@Nher_who) March 17, 2023
Excellent composure under pressure and a brilliant innings by KL Rahul… pic.twitter.com/tMfceUj1rO
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) March 17, 2023