KL Rahul’s resilient half-century against England has been instrumental in securing a commanding position for the hosts on the second day of the inaugural Test. Zaheer Khan, the former Indian fast bowler, has likened Rahul’s current form to a 2.0 version of his past self, applauding his performance. Former England cricketer Owais Shah and ex-India captain Anil Kumble have also lauded Rahul’s batting prowess and its impact on the ongoing Test match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
In the first innings, Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja both delivered significant half-centuries, driving India to a lead of 175 runs by the conclusion of day two. The score stands at 421/7 after 110 overs.