• KL Rahul stuns fans with a dazzling flick shot in 35 balls in 1st T20I between India and Australia

    KL Rahul stuns fans with a dazzling flick shot in 35 balls in 1st T20I between India and Australia
    KL Rahul played a magnificent flick shot to end India's innings in the first T20I at Mohali. 

    Digital Desk: KL Rahul was prepared to go in the opening of a three-match T20I series against Australia, which began on Tuesday, today in Mohali. As India began their final phase of preparations for the T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November, Rahul took no half-measures as he tore through Australia's new-ball attack.

    KL After Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bowl first, Rahul sent spectators into a frenzy with a magnificent shot in the third over of the innings. Rahul blasted three sixes and four boundaries in his 35-ball 55, and his flick shot against Josh Hazlewood was one for the highlight reels.

    It was so fascinating that the BCCI, which rarely distributes match clips on social media, shared a video of the six.

    KL Rahul skipped down the track and flicked a long delivery into the stands with his muscular wrists. There wasn't much wrong with the Australian pacer's delivery, but Rahul covered the line by striding down the pitch and hitting it into the night sky, leaving his teammates speechless.

    Fans on social media praised KL Rahul's flip shot, which demonstrated a lot of determination after he went into the Australia T20I series with worries about his strike rate.

    KL Josh Hazlewood bowled Rahul Dravid for 55 runs in the 12th over. The India opener was determined to press on, and he did not hold back at any point during his innings.

    After struggling to get going at the Asia Cup, it was pleasant to see KL Rahul play risky cricket. Rahul scored 132 runs in five matches at a strike rate of 122 as India fell short of the final.

    Rahul, who previously stated that the strike rate is overrated, stated on the eve of the T20I series that he is concentrating on increasing his top-order pace. If Tuesday's performance is any indication, Rahul appears to be on his way to proving his critics wrong.