IPL 2020: KL Rahul surpasses this modern legend as fastest Indian 2000 scorer

KL Rahul, the newly appointed captain of Kings XI Punjab has now become the fastest Indian to score IPL runs in 2000. Rahul played only 60 innings to achieve this feat and thus surpassed the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar who set the record with an innings of 63 runs.

IPL 2020: KL Rahul surpasses this modern legend as fastest Indian 2000 scorer

Rahul achieved this feat while playing against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai. His teammate Chris Gayle achieved the feat in just 43 innings, making him the fastest cricketer to reach the 2K target.

KL Rahul is in a purple patch before the Covid-19 ended the game in March.

His rise ensured that he would be named’ the captain of Kings XI Punjab, with  Anil Kumble as his coach. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar felt that Rahul should be named’ India's captain. "It's a great opportunity for KL Rahul to show that he can do it. Make runs when given the responsibility. Secondly, he can show that he is capable of captaining a team and how can he shape his team and put in the effort. If he performs well, he can also become the vice-captain of the Indian team,” Gavaskar said on Sports Talk.

"The Indian team still has players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Ajinkya Rahane. But going forward, he could be an option of the selection committee and he could also be the future captain of India. So, it could be a big tournament for KL Rahul as captain,” added Little Master.

Former Indian cricketer Akash Chopra supported Little Master's opinion. "I hope his (Rahul's) captaincy will be good. In fact, we will have an idea of ​​his captaincy, how he runs the game, what strategy he uses. If we look at Kohli and Rohit, they are the same age group and at one point you may feel that they are no longer the captain's material,” Chopra shared a video on his Facebook page. I said while answering the questions of the fans.


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