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Record rampage: KL Rahul joins elite list with Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar

The stand-in Indian opener made the most of his opportunity as he smashed records en route to his flamboyant 158 against West Indies

Prabhjeet Singh Sethi 1 August 2016, 9:36 PM
Congratulations, KL Rahul. More power to you.

Congratulations, KL Rahul. More power to you. Image: AFP

Team India are on a rampage in West Indies. So is KL Rahul. He waited for his chance and made the most of it after he replaced Murali Vijay, who is down with a thumb injury, in the second Test in Sabina Park. Rahul not only scored a whopping 158 to steer India to 358/5 but also tumbled records on the way. In a nutshell, he cashed in on the opportunity and registered his name in history books.

Here are the records that he broke:

Well, reaching your century with a six is an ideal example of fearless and optimistic batting.

Does that remind you of Virender Sehwag reaching his 300 with a six in Pakistan?

Joining the league where Azharuddin and Gavaskar belong is no mean feat.

In this last six years of Indian cricket, KL Rahul can be called one of a kind

He's also broken a 64-year-long record...

You thought the record streak was over? Hang on. There's more in the pipeline.

Being spelt in the same sentence as Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly is an honour in itself

Sounds like a dream to KL Rahul...

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