'When life gives you Rahul, make it KL not Gandhi' - Twitterati erupts after both Rahuls trend

‘When life gives you Rahul, make it KL not Gandhi’ – Twitterati erupts after both Rahuls trend

The Twitterverse in India was busy in two things since morning and with Rahul’s century being the one thing, the poll results in Delhi was the other.

KL Rahul and Rahul Gandhi
KL Rahul and Rahul Gandhi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

New Zealand and India faced off in the third ODI at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, which the Men in Blue needed to win in order to avoid a whitewash, which would be their first in the 50-over format under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. New Zealand won the toss and decided to put India in to bat first.

Mayank Agarwal’s poor run in coloured clothing for the Indian team continued as he fell for one run. Skipper Kohli followed for 9 and Prithvi Shaw looked good for 40 with 2 sixes and 3 fours. The innings was restored with a 100-run partnership between Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul, both of whom have been the stars with the bat throughout the limited-overs series for India.

Iyer made 62, while KL Rahul continued his good form and went onto make his 4th ODI century and was dismissed for 112 with 9 fours and 2 sixes. In the end, 42 from Manish Pandey took India to 292/7 in 50 overs, which was a good defendable total. Hamish Bennett was the star with the ball for New Zealand with figures of 4/64 in his quota of 10 overs.

Twitterati compares faiths of two Rahuls- KL and Gandhi

The Twitterverse in India was busy in two things since morning and with Rahul’s century being the one thing, the poll results in Delhi was the other, with Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party almost confirmed a third term at the helm for them.

Trends suggested 50+ seats for the incumbent Kejriwal’s party, while the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) coming up a distant second. The India National Congress (INC) with Rahul Gandhi as its face, failed to even open its account in the trends by noon. The users on the short messaging platform couldn’t help but compare the two Rahuls and their performances of late for their respective teams.

While KL Rahul managed to save India from another embarrassing situation in New Zealand with an amazing knock of 112, Rahul Gandhi’s leadership failed to inspire the INC in the Delhi polls, a place where they had reigned for 15 straight years starting 1998.

Here is how the two Rahuls were compared by Twitterati: