Cricket experts hail Rohit-Rahul 1st century opening stand at Lords in 69 years
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put on a glorious and priceless century opening stand for India against England at Lords on the 1st day of the 2nd test. This is India’s first century stand at Lords by the openers in 69 years after the Late Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy put on the only century partnership for the first wicket for India at Lords way back in 1952.
Rohit–Rahul’s 126 run opening stand also eclipsed the 106 run opening stand by the Indian openers in 1952.
Both the batters played superbly, showing great temperament & technique to negotiate swinging deliveries and played with soft hands to nullify the English threat.
Both the batters had a lot to prove in overseas conditions since both struggled in England in the past but showed great temperament and character to overcome all odds.
Cricket experts who watched the opening partnership were full of praise for the duo especially KL Rahul who got his first 100 on test cricket return. Cricket experts hail Rohit-Rahul 1st century opening stand at Lords in 69 years.
BCCI has tweeted a video of KL Rahul returning to the dressing room after his 100. This and some of the other tweets by cricket experts are detailed below.