Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul broke batting stalwart Sachin Tendulkar’s 8-year-old record to become the fastest Indian to reach the 2000 run-mark in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday.
Notably, Sachin Tendulkar achieved the milestone in 63 innings whereas KL Rahul scored his 2000th run in his 60th inning against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai. Rahul’s teammate Chris Gayle is the fastest batsman to score 2000 IPL runs as he tops the inning list with only 48.
KL Rahul, who is leading Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020 in UAE, lost the toss against his former side Royal Challengers Bangalore and was forced to bat first in the sixth match of IPL 2020.
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“There were a lot of positives and it was the first game. Mayank’s batting and our team’s fight was heartening. Jordan and Gowtham aren’t playing, Murugan Ashwin and Neesham come in. Chris Gayle will come in at the right time, don’t worry about it. It was tough sitting at home and so we are grateful to get this opportunity to play. The guys are enjoying themselves despite the rustiness in the first game,” Rahul said after losing the toss.