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Twitter bursts out its anger on KL Rahul for scoring a duck and wasting a review

Rahul got out for a duck in the very first over.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Test cricket is back in India and fans across the country will be pleased to see the no.1 team in their own backyard, taking on the Windies. The visitors haven’t been successful in the country- the last time they won a Test here was back in 1994. However, India have made several changes to their side which could give Jason Holder’s team a tiny bit of advantage.

In the opening slots, it’s no more Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan. Both of India’s Test openers have been axed, with youngster Prithvi Shaw making a Test debut in Rajkot today. However, his partner KL Rahul got off to a terrible start this morning after India won the toss and elected to bat first. He was adjudged LBW, but the batsman decided to go for the review which turned out to be a rather poor one.

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Shannon Gabriel fires one in

Shannon Gabriel, one of the Windies’ best bowling prospects, bowled the first five deliveries of the match with good pace. The final ball of his over was at 143.5kph. It was a full delivery from wide of the crease, but it seamed back in sharply from outside off. Rahul only managed to inch forward but ended up playing it around his front pad and was struck right in front of the middle stump.

He was out plumb and it was as easy a decision for the umpire as he’d like. But the Karnataka batsman chose to review the decision. Hawk-eye showed that it was missing off stump and leg stump, and instead crashing straight into middle stump only to prove that Rahul had wasted yet another review as he did in the Asia Cup. Twitter was obviously quite disappointed with Rahul’s call as well as his shot selection.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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