KL Rahul trolled for yet another failure with the willow
Rahul scored only 3 against CA XI.
Updated - Nov 29, 2018 1:39 pm
KL Rahul forayed into international cricket back in 2014 and emerged as one of the brightest prospects. He also went on to show sparks of brilliance with the bat in hand. He has eight centuries, donning the national colours. Moreover, the Karnataka batsman also boasts of 17 half-centuries. However, he hasn’t shown enough consistency to stay put in his position in the team.
But last season’s Indian Premier League (IPL) turned to be impressive for the youngster. He was arguably Kings XI Punjab’s (KXIP) most successful batsman, having scored the most runs for them in the top order. The superlative performances also earned him a call-up to the Indian national team. He repaid the faith of the selectors and scored a masterful century in the T20I series.
Rahul bites the dust
To his dismay, he has had a torrid time thereafter. He failed in the other T20Is and the ODI series. Moreover, his poor run of form continued in the Test series as well, albeit he tried to make amends with a century in the final Test at Kennington Oval in London. Nevertheless, he flattered to deceive in the Test series against Windies, played in Rajkot and Hyderabad respectively.
Rahul was lacklustre even in the T20I series against Carlos Brathwaite’s men. Recently, he played the three-match T20I series and could only score 27 in the two opportunities he got. The selectors have shown faith in him and have selected him for the four-Test series against Australia, which is scheduled to get underway on Thursday, December 6 at the iconic Adelaide Oval.
Prior to the red-ball fixtures, India are playing a four-day warm-up match against Cricket Australia (CA) XI at Sydney Cricket Ground. The visiting team scored 358 runs and most of their batsmen turned out with half-centuries. In the meantime, Rahul could only score three runs off 18 balls before being nipped out by Jackson Coleman. Subsequently, he has been severely trolled on Twitter.
Here is how Twitter reacted
— Meet Soni23 (@meets023) November 28, 2018
@PrithviShaw Future superstar in making, definitely better than KL Rahul!
— 2.0 (@sravanvorugant1) November 29, 2018
Let him be IPL and Instagram star. Useless fellow.
— Prashant Kumar (@acerprash) November 28, 2018
KL must be restricted to limited overs format. Longer format game not a cup of cake for him.
— Shyam Sundar (@shyind) November 29, 2018
KL Rahul not fit in this team so please chance any other people or player he not deserved so many chances to kl Rahul
— Prasad Bobade (@PrasadBobade3) November 29, 2018
KL Rahul enjoy Australian picnic ,West Indies tour failure,newzealand failure,England your failure , something wrong with selection committee.
— Abraham Thomas (@AbrahamToji) November 29, 2018
K L rahul को नही खिलाना चाहिए
— 🇮🇳वन्दे मातरम🇮🇳 (@jaisriram1982) November 28, 2018
Useless KL that he is
— Gooner P! (@Gunnerforeva_31) November 28, 2018
K L Rahul another failure no surprises. Below average performer and ratio of performing is 1 out 15 matches 🤔
— Ssanjay Taannk (@SanjaySTank) November 29, 2018
K.l rahul khi chlta bi h ghr bhej do ristedar lgta h bcci me kisi tbhi chance de rhe ho…. Dhwn ko bulalo
— Kapil jangra (@Kapil01884505) November 29, 2018
Pls pls remove @klrahul11 from the selection radar there r so many players lik hanuma vihari n others waiting in line than this fellow who is a better model than a player this one sided love for @klrahul11 should end soon
— Dr.Alok.M (@DrAlok88) November 29, 2018
Drop kl and chose parthiv as opener so rohit at 6 better balance
— Demiurge (@Ainzoon) November 29, 2018