“This KL Rahul has waited for years,” Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri praised him vehemently.

IND vs SA Centurion Review: Team India, which was on the tour of South Africa, has started the Test series. The first match of this series is played at Centurion where the host team’s captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and invited India to bat, taking 6 wickets for just 121 runs. At the end of the first day’s play, South African bowlers took eight wickets of Team India but failed to dismiss KL Rahul.

KL Rahul played a brilliant innings

KL Rahul, who came to bat at number 6 as a wicket-keeper batsman, not only reduced Team India’s problems with his brilliant innings but also took Team India’s score to over 200 runs on a pitch in very difficult conditions. At the end of the first day’s play, KL Rahul was unbeaten on 70 runs and Team India posted a score of 208 runs for a loss of 8 wickets. This innings of KL Rahul has made many cricket fans, experts, former cricketers and commentators happy. Among them are former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar and coach Ravi Shastri. These two former India greats openly praised KL Rahul on Star Sports.

What did Gavaskar say about KL Rahul?

Sunil Gavaskar said after watching KL Rahul’s innings: "We have known about his qualities for a long time, but now we can see these qualities in the last 8-9 months. Ever since he came back from the horrific injury he sustained in the IPL, we have seen a different KL Rahul. This is the Rahul we’ve been dying to see for a long time and he’s a lot of fun to watch. I also said in the comment that for me this half century is equivalent to a century."

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What did Ravi Shastri say about KL Rahul?

Apart from Sunil Gavaskar, former Team India coach Ravi Shastri said: "It seemed like he made the batting easy. His footwork and balance were truly fantastic. This innings of his also proves that this number (number 6) is right for him in Test match cricket. I think he will score a lot of runs in the middle order for India."

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