KL Rahul need 48 races to break the record: the first match of the three-game Test Series between India and South Africa (Ind vs SA) is played at Centurion. The Indian team won the toss and decided to strike first and the first day was in the name of opener KL Rahul. He is undefeated out of 122. Thanks to his heats, Team India scored 272 points after losing 3 wickets to the stumps. Rahul marked his seventh century testing career.
In this round, Rahul made numerous records in his name. He became the second Indian opener to mark a century in South Africa. Before him, this feat was achieved by Wasim Jaffer. He scored 116 points in the 2007 series. Apart from that, he is the third foreign batsman in the world to score a century in Centurion. Besides Rahul, Australian David Warner and West Indian Chris Gayle also have the record of scoring a century here.
The 7 centuries that Rahul marked occurred in England, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and South Africa. He is two centuries old in England. Rahul is the third Indian opener to score a century in 6 countries. Previously, only the great drummers Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag could do this.
This is KL Rahul’s fourth century as an opener in SENA countries (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia). He leaves behind Virender Sehwag, Ravi Shastri and Vinoo Mankad. All three marked 3-3 centuries. Rahul is now only behind Gavaskar. Sunil Gavaskar marked 8 centuries in the SENA countries.
Tendulkar and Kohli’s record in danger
At the end of the first day of the Centurion Test, Rahul is playing 122 runs. Rahul is about to carve out a special place for himself in South Africa. If he scores 48 more points, he will become the Indian batsman to play South Africa’s biggest innings. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most innings as an Indian batsman in South Africa. He scored 169 points in the 1997 series. Apart from that, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli also played a 150-point inning.