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‘Let your bat do the talking’: Mohammad Kaif after KL Rahul’s historic ton

‘Let your bat do the talking’: Mohammad Kaif after KL Rahul’s historic ton

The talented KL Rahul has had a mediocre Test career till now, where he averages close to 33 in the 47 Tests he has played.

After slamming a ton in the first innings of the first India vs South Africa Test, KL Rahul made an explosive admission, that the criticism did affect him at some level. Batting at No. 6, way below his usual opener’s role, he helped India reach 245 with his solid ton. Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif came out in his defence and said that Rahul has replied with his bat.

“It’s not easy to hit a century at No.6. Very difficult conditions, overcast conditions. It was a wet pitch, the ball was moving around. India were in a spot of bother. But KL Rahul stood there. What an innings. It’s a historic knock. Nobody will be able to forget. Keep your mouth shut and let your bat do the talking, that’s what you have done well. The game was slipping away. India were in a lot of trouble. This historic knock had patience, it had class. It was a proper Test knock. Well done, KL Rahul,” Kaif said in a video posted on his X handle.

Meanwhile, in the process, Rahul also became the first overseas batsman to score more than one ton at Centurion. During his innings, he slammed 14 fours and four sixes. Even Sachin Tendulkar lauded his innings, in a post made on X.

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