KL Rahul obliges fans with autographs, selfies as rain spoils Melbourne party
Rahul met the fans who were disappointed with the day’s outcome.
Updated - Nov 24, 2018 12:33 pm
For KL Rahul, cricket hasn’t been too kind in 2018. He has exhibited glimpses of good form on and off though has continued to gain the faith of the selectors. The ongoing Australian tour is a key one for the talented batsman’s career for another debacle could put him in a danger zone ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales next year. Rahul has got the chance to bat only once so far in the series in Down Under but could manage only 13 in that.
However, Rahul didn’t disappoint the fans off the ground on Friday when heavy downpour ruined the party at the Melbourne Cricket Ground which was hosting the second of the three T20Is between India and Australia. The skies opened up after Australia scored 132 for 7 in 19 overs after Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field. India did not get the opportunity to bat and the match was called off, ending the visitors’ quest to win their third straight overseas T20I series after in South Africa and England.
Rahul does his bit to revive the fans’ morale
Rahul met the fans who were disappointed with the day’s outcome and gave them autographs and posed for selfies with them. It somewhat enlivened the dampened spirit. The Board of Control for Cricket in India shared on Instagram a video of the 26-year-old cricketer interacting with the fans who turned up in high numbers to support their team which is trailing 0-1 in the three-game series after losing the first match in Brisbane by just four runs courtesy of the DLS Method.
The video was captioned: “It rained but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the fans who turned up in numbers at the MCG. A little something for them courtesy @rahulkl #TeamIndia #AUSvIND.”
Rahul has played two Tests in Australia so far, scoring a hundred in them (110 in Sydney, January 2015) and averaging 32.50. He is yet to play in an ODI in that country while the game in Brisbane was his first T20I there.