KL Rahul wishes Ishant Sharma on his birthday after the loss; faces the wrath of the fans
Rahul bagged a duck in the second innings in Southampton.
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India lost yet another away Test series against England. The team has particularly struggled when touring the United Kingdom and their performance in the fourth Test was just not up to the mark. They lost the game by 60 runs conceding England a lead of 3-1 in the five-match Test series. After this loss, the players are facing the wrath of the fans for their performances. KL Rahul definitely stands in the front line of this list after how he got out cheaply in both the innings.
Except for Virat Kohli, no other batsman has managed to deliver on a consistent basis. Despite the bowlers putting up their best possible efforts, the batsmen have succumbed. KL Rahul has been in some great form in the recent time was particularly disappointing with the bat. The 26-year-old, after putting up a decent show in the third Test was completely off the mark in Southampton.
It was Ishant Sharma’s birthday on Sunday and Rahul took to his official Twitter handle to wish the lanky fast bowler. But his timing of the wish was wrong. Soon after the loss, he wished his teammate and it was expected that he will have to face the backlash of the fans for his performances.
Here’s his tweet:
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) September 2, 2018
No fifty in the last 13 innings outside the subcontinent
Quite a few flaws of the right-hander were exposed in the fourth Test of the series. He had particularly struggled against the incoming deliveries. Rahul, who took an early stride towards the off-stump to counter the away going deliveries was completely off balance when the ball came in sharply. His stride forward hasn’t allowed him to defend the incoming deliveries as his pad came in the way. We have seen a similar flaw with Rohit Sharma in South Africa earlier this year.
KL Rahul only scored 113 runs in this series at an average just above 14. Furthermore, in his last 13 innings outside the Indian subcontinent, he hasn’t reached a half-century even once.
The fans were extremely disappointed with his performances and bashed him left, right and centre on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Twitterati felt that KL Rahul spends more time on social media than at the crease. They felt that Prithvi Shaw would be an ideal replacement for him in the fifth Test. Some advised him to look for a career in modelling.
Here is how they reacted:
Your last 13 innings outside the Sub-Continent:
Total 171 runs at an Average of just 13.15 !
There was a lot of expectations from you KL, but you disappointed us.
Now, Prithvi Shaw is the obvious choice for the 5th Test… pic.twitter.com/5Qgm74OGGw
— Anupam 183 🏏 (@Anupam183) September 2, 2018
Sharam bhi nahi aa rha hai haarne k baad tweet kar rha..sirf virat bharoshe hai team
— LOKESH (@Lokesh_Aamirian) September 2, 2018
Bhai tu Instagram me modelling hi ban please cricket bhul ja
— Mohammad Farhan (@farhan_sheikh7) September 2, 2018
"Tu bhi" kya zanab aap bhi…
Mauka milta nai zanab bana na padta he.
— UMESH (@yuvifanumesh) September 2, 2018
@klrahul11 …look on our atheltes …they dont used internet …nd u guys…need vactions ..why not u feel shame for ur performence 😠😠
— jagjot singh (@jotu1689) September 2, 2018
Abe tujhe sharam nam ki koi chij nahi hai kya av hara hai or tweet start kr diya
— Rahul Singhania (@RahulSi01116591) September 2, 2018
Active on Twitter not on crease….
— Suraj Pal Singh (@surajpalsingh57) September 2, 2018
अब लगे रहो मोबाइल में
— 🇮🇳आदिवासी🇮🇳 (@Adivasi_14) September 2, 2018
Just half an hour after a series loss and our opening batsmen who has let down his team time and again but not giving a good start is tweeting on twitter. Just shows how much it really means to this new generation IPL breed. @BoriaMajumdar @bhogleharsha @sanjaymanjrekar
— reuben pinto (@allesterp) September 2, 2018
Ab tu drop hoga
— surya mani (@imsuryamani) September 2, 2018
Whole day u were with Ishant sharma…n now u r wishing him happy bday and moreover on social media …What r u guys trying to show…that u don't care if u loose or win???
— bhawna bansal (@bhawna_bansal) September 2, 2018
Spend more time on social media than crease…Well done KL 👏👏
— Jeetu Kumar (@kjeetu56) September 2, 2018
Yar kuch toh sharam karo…yha hum tention me…dil tut gya humara…twitter off karke baitha thaa..or tum tweet kr rhe wi
— Nilesh Pawar (@pawar143) September 2, 2018
Saath me hi hai bhai. Muh se wish kar deta yaar. Tweet dikha kyu or gussa badha raha hai.
— VIKRAM MANDLOI (@VIKONTWT) September 2, 2018
Arre bhai mat karo aisi harkate!!!😢😢😢HUM ROTE HAI TUMHARE LIYE!!!JITE HAI INDIA KE LIYE AUR TUM BAS BCCI KE PAISE SE AISH KARO!!!!!!👏👏👋👋👏👏👋@vikrantgupta73
— atishay_jain (@Atishay_jain_01) September 2, 2018
Isse to achha Ashwin h jo Kam se Kam double digit me to score kerta h wo sarm karo rahul
— Saddam Aryan (@SaddamAryan19) September 2, 2018
Bhai tujhe khelna bheja h bakchodi ni. Kbhi India Ko bhi jeeta de hmesa opposition Ko hi jeetate ho. Khade ho yaar pure tum..👎👎👎
— Manoranjan Rai (@ManoranjanRai3) September 2, 2018
— Abhishek_saini (@Sukzu) September 2, 2018
— Naviin (@NaviinRF) September 2, 2018
We were so sad seeing Virat 's face after the defeat …and you are shamelessly tweeting ..Bad timing .T20 specialist😡
— Manali🇮🇳💎 (@dharmadhikari27) September 2, 2018
Aaa gaya phone pe the most useless Indian opener…sharm kar….Ishant sharma played better than you…What you want insta model or cricketer…Ipl heroes..shame on you…no need to play last match go for any tour
— @i'm jyotishman (@jyotishman__) September 2, 2018
So this Lost is the🎂 gift for his continues Hard work in bowling in every match 😢
— manish sharma (@s7manish) September 2, 2018