New Delhi. The last match of the league stage of World Cup 2023 was played between India and Netherlands on 12 November. Team India performed brilliantly in this match and won easily. Batting first against Netherlands, Team India has made a huge score of 410 runs for 4 wickets. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul scored quick centuries. Apart from this, captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill played half-century innings. Former captain Kapil Dev has made a big statement about Rahul.
When Kapil Dev was asked about KL Rahul’s performance on Ranveer Allahabadia’s podcast, he replied, “KL Rahul takes time to play his shots. He has 100 times more talent than his performance. He has played with a lot of maturity. I hope he continues this further and continues his good performance.
Let us tell you that KL Rahul came to bat in the 29th over in the match against Netherlands. It was difficult to say whether he would score a century or not in such conditions. Rahul completed his century in 62 balls and surpassed Rohit Sharma’s record for fastest century. Rahul faced 64 balls in his innings and scored 102 runs. During this he hit 11 fours and 4 sixes. The same strike rate was 159.
Team India last won the ODI World Cup title in 2011 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Now Rohit Sharma will want to repeat this feat. This is the 13th season of the tournament. Australia has won 5 titles while Team India has won the title twice so far including in 1983 and 2011. The Indian team will face New Zealand in the semi-final match on November 15 to enter the final.
First published: November 14, 2023, 12:07 IST