IPL 2020 1st Hundred goes to KL Rahul, with 3 other records KXIP skipper grabs Purple Cap

KL Rahul scores the first hundred of IPL 2020 against RCB on Thursday. Hitting 132 runs in just 69 balls at Dubai International Cricket ground, KL Rahul creates three records behind his name and also becomes Puple cap holder against Kohli brigade.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Sep 25, 2020 13:08 IST
IPL 2020 1st Hundred goes to KL Rahul, with 3 other records KXIP skipper grabs Purple Cap
IPL 2020 RCB vs KXIP: KL Rahul all records(Image source - KXIP Twitter handle)

IPL 2020 RCB vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul smashes the very first hundred of the IPL 2020 in a very glorious way. Rahul hits his career's second and season's first hundred against Royal Challenger Bangalore in Dubai. Hitting the first hundred of the Dream 11 IPL 2020 Rahul not only becomes the first to do so but also creates another record becoming the highest runs by an Indian player in IPL and also the highest by a captain. He is the fastest Indian batsman to score 2000 in IPL, broke the record set by Sachin Tendulkar back in 2012. By hitting first IPL 2020's first hundred KL Rahul also becomes the Purple Cap holder, surpassing Faf du Plessis of Chennai Super Kings.

Smashing three sixes in inning's 18th over bowled by Dale Styn, Rahul completed his hundred. Rahul's hundred makes the batsman among the selected ones having more than one hundred in the IPL history including Virat Kohli. It also brings KL Rahul to the top spot of the league of Indians scores in IPL by an individual. Here are three records named behind KL Rahul in the match against Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB).

1) First Hundred of IPL goes to KL Rahul- In Dream 11 IPL 2020 KL Rahul smashes 132 runs against Royal Challenger Bangalore and becomes the bearer of the first Hundred in the IPL 2020. Rahul remained not-out at 132 (69) with 14 fours and 7 sixes.

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2) KL Rahul's 132 Highest by any Skipper in IPL- Kings XI Skipper KL Rahul on Thursday becomes the highest scorer, from a skipper in IPL history. Rahul smashes his IPL career's second hundred against RCB at Dubai International Cricket Ground.

3) Highest Individual Score by an Indian in IPL- KL Rahul becomes the highest individual scorer in IPL history by an Indian batsman. Smashing 132 runs in just 69 balls, Rahul adds another milestone with his ballistic inning.

Kings XI Punjab played their next game against Rajasthan Royals on 27th of September 2020.