KL On Saturday at Brabourne Stadium, Rahul hit an unbeaten century against Mumbai Indians, guiding Lucknow Super Giants to 199/4 in 20 overs. After that, Avesh Khan returned with three wickets, and Lucknow won their fourth match of the ongoing IPL 2022 season. Rahul reached his century in the 19th over of the innings, and he celebrated by covering his ears with his fingers in his trademark "shutting out the outside noise" style.
"This is something which I do not understand. He is shutting down the noise but when you have got a hundred, you want to take in the applause. He should do this when he has scored four, five, six runs but when you got a hundred, take it out enjoy the applause everybody is applauding you, " Gavaskar told Star Sports during the mid-innings break.
With this knock, Rahul becomes only the second captain in franchise history to score multiple centuries, following Virat Kohli. Rahul had previously scored a century while captaining the Punjab Kings in the year 2020.
Rahul is also the fourth batter in IPL history to score at least two tonnes against a single team. In the IPL, Rahul has two centuries against the Mumbai Indians. Rahul has shown a different side when playing against the Mumbai Indians, amassing 764 runs against them, including two centuries and five fifties.
LSG scored 199/4 in 20 overs while batting first. Suryakumar Yadav and Dewald Brevis shone in the 200-run chase, but it wasn't enough as the Mumbai Indians lost their sixth game in a row.