Cricket News: IND vs AUS 1st ODI Twitter reactions: KL Rahul, Jadeja lead India to victory | Twitter reactions to another fine KL Rahul knock in ODIs
KL Rahul’s latest gem in ODIs, in partnership with Ravindra Jadeja’s excellent all-round display, led India to a hard-fought victory in the first of three matches against Australia. In trouble at 83/5 chasing 189 on a Wankhede surface offering movement, Rahul (75*) and Jadeja (45*) combined for a superb unbeaten 108-run stand to seal victory.
Rahul, who has often come under fire in the T20 and Test formats, has made the number five position his own in ODIs. In 17 innings, he has now scored 733 runs at an average of 56.38 and strike rate of 99.72, with eight 50+ scores. These are excellent numbers in what is a tricky position, which gives India great confidence in a World Cup year at home.
With regards to Jadeja, it was simply another day at the office. Named player of the match in his 300th international appearance, the all-rounder struck a vital 45* with the bat after taking 2/46 with the ball and a blinder of a catch to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne. If he continues in this manner, both India and Chennai Super Kings will benefit greatly in their quest for glory in 2023.
Twitter reactions: KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja produce gems to guide India to victory in 1st ODI against Australia
Fans were full of praise for the duo on Twitter. “Excellent composure under pressure and a brilliant innings by KL Rahul. Top knock. Great support by Ravindra Jadeja and a good win for India,” read one tweet. “KL Rahul’s knock so far has been a masterclass in staying focused, keeping a cool head, and taking calculative risks in the middle order, qualities that are much-needed in our ODI team’s middle order, especially when we lose early wickets. We were 16/3 today when he came to bat,” read another.
Here are some of the reactions to India’s win.