KL Rahul achieves the same feat as MS Dhoni in third ODI against South Africa

KL Rahul Creates History as Second Indian Wicketkeeper to Score 1,000 Runs in ODI Cricket in a Single Year

In a remarkable achievement, KL Rahul has become only the second wicketkeeper from India to score 1,000 runs in One Day International (ODI) cricket in a single calendar year. This milestone was reached during India’s third ODI against South Africa in Paarl.

During the match, Rahul contributed 21 runs off 35 balls, including two fours. In a total of 27 ODIs this year, he has amassed an impressive 1,060 runs at an average of 66.25 and a strike rate of 87.74. This includes two centuries and seven fifties, with a highest score of 111*.

It is worth noting that sixteen years ago, the legendary MS Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to achieve this significant milestone. In 2007, Dhoni scored 1,103 runs in 33 ODI innings across 37 matches, averaging 44.12, with a century and seven fifties. In 2008, he scored 1,097 runs at an average of 57.73, including a century and eight fifties. Dhoni’s best year with the bat was in 2009 when he scored 1,198 runs at an average of 70.47, with two centuries and nine fifties. His highest score was 124.

KL Rahul’s accomplishment marks the second time in Indian cricket history that a wicketkeeper has exceeded 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year, making it a significant moment for the sport.

(With ANI Inputs),

KL Rahul has joined the esteemed company of former Indian captain MS Dhoni during the third One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa. Rahul achieved this feat by scoring his 10th consecutive fifty-plus score in ODI cricket. With this remarkable achievement, Rahul has become only the second Indian batsman after Dhoni to achieve this milestone. This accomplishment highlights Rahul’s consistency and prowess in the limited-overs format, making him an invaluable asset to the Indian cricket team.

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