KL Rahul led India’s charge in the second Test against England, scoring an unbeaten century on Day 1 at Lord’s.


  • Rahul acknowledged Suniel’s post with a heart and hugging face emoji
  • India were at 276/3 at the end of Day 1
  • KL Rahul was unbeaten on 127 runs at end of Day 1

Veteran actor Suniel Shetty praised India opener KL Rahul for his century against England on the first day of the second Test at the Lord’s cricket ground. He also thanked the cricketer for giving a wonderful gift to him on his birthday. Suniel Shetty turned 60 on August 11, a day before Rahul showed his class in tough conditions to put India on top early in the Test against the hosts. Sharing a clip of the cricketer on Instagram, Suniel Shetty wrote, “100 at the Mecca of cricket! Congratulations and god bless baba”.

Rahul acknowledged Suniel Shetty’s post with a heart and hugging face emoji.

Suniel Shetty’s daughter, Athiya Shetty, too, shared the same video of Rahul on her Instagram Stories.

In the video, Rahul acknowledges the praise from the spectators, his teammates and other staff after scoring the century.

Rahul batted the day out as England struggled to get his wicket. His opening partner, Rohit Sharma, however, missed out on what would have been a well-deserved century, dismissed for 83 by pacer James Anderson.

A free-flowing Rohit thrashed the England bowlers around the start of play and had a 126-run opening partnership with Rahul.

At the end of the day’s play, Rahul was unbeaten on 127. At stumps on Day 1, India were 276-3.

This was Rahul’s sixth century in 38 Tests.

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