Twitter unhappy with KL Rahul’s exclusion from India’s Hyderabad ODI against Australia
Rahul was in excellent form in the T20I series.
KL Rahul made a comeback to the Indian team last year after an impressive stint for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). The pugnacious potential churned out a century in a T20 International against England, but couldn’t carry on with the good form. To add to his agony, he strained to find his feet in the three formats of the sport.
Nevertheless, the selectors kept persisting with the 26-year-old and he kept failing. The Karnataka batsman floundered against the Windies and Australia. 2019 didn’t start on a happy note for Rahul as he got involved in a controversy in the talk show Koffee With Karan and was slapped with an indefinite suspension by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
He also didn’t find a place in the national squad for the ODI and T20I series against New Zealand. Shubman Gill made his debut instead. However, luck smiled on him and the suspension on him was lifted. He went back to the domestic circuit and churned out some handy knocks against the England Lions that brought him into the selectors’ radar yet another time.
KL Rahul ignored for first ODI
He was included for the T20I and ODI series against the Aussies and he came back to form. In the first T20I in Visakhapatnam, the right-hander turned up with a quickfire half-century on a sluggish wicket where batting wasn’t an easy task. Even in the second game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, he scored 47 runs to give his team a decent start.
Bearing in mind his good tough, he was expected to be drafted in for the opening ODI at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Nevertheless, he didn’t find a place in the playing eleven. The same didn’t go down well with the users on Twitter and they lashed out.
Here is how Twitter showed its disappointment
— Vipul K.S. Singh (@CricCrazyVipul) March 2, 2019
Kl rahul should be given much chances as opener before world cup to be in his best form but india is playing with their regular openers.
Should dhawan or rohit be rested in upcoming four odis? #AskStar @cricketaakash @StarSportsIndia
— Gurveer Sidhu (@gurveersidhu620) March 2, 2019
Kl rahul will become new sehwag. unko khilao yarr
— Pawan Dev (@PawanDe56378008) March 2, 2019
Why Kl Rahul is not here #AskStar
— Alok Yadav (@yadavalok8888) March 2, 2019
#STARneadugu why kl Rahul was not playing
— mahanthi (@mahanthih143) March 2, 2019
I guess @imVkohli can play at no. 4 and we have options like @ajinkyarahane88 , @klrahul11 and @RayuduAmbati for no.3 . We have done such things in past with @ImRo45 from no.4 to opening. Aren't we @BCCI #asktheexpert @StarSportsIndia
— khushal goswami (@KhushalGk10) March 2, 2019
— Raju Yadav (@RajuYadav4545) March 2, 2019
— Naim Ansari (@ansarinaim0303) March 2, 2019
— Rohan Gur 24 (@rohan_gur) March 2, 2019
Hey @VVSLaxman281 Sir,
– KL Rahul is far better than Dhawan.
Any Comments ?#AskStar
— Sourabh 🇮🇳 (@SourabhJainIET) March 2, 2019
— Adarsh singh (@AdarshXmart) March 2, 2019
— Amir Ali Inamdar (@AmirAliInamdar2) March 2, 2019
— Bablu Sharma (@BabluSh95315782) March 2, 2019
Why kl rahul is not playing,even though he is in good form#AskStar
— Abhishek Vatsa (@Abhishe95536146) March 2, 2019