Karnataka player Kannanur Lokesh Rahul, popularly known as KL Rahul, on June 11 became the first Indian player to score a century on ODI debut when the Indian team took on Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.
Though the match was a low scoring affair, Rahul single-handedly scored 100 of the required 169 runs and achieved both the feats with a 6 when he hit Hamilton Masakadza over long-on.
Before Rahul, Robin Uthappa was India’s highest debut scorer. He had scored 86 runs during his first ODI match against England back in 2006.
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