Twitter slams KL Rahul: Twitter was furious with the Indian opening batsman after he registered another failure in Test matches.
During the third day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of West Indies in Jamaica, India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul failed to register a big score in a near pressure-less situation. Another failure has added increased Rahul’s lean patch in Test cricket to another innings.
Led by fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s maiden Test hat-trick, the Indian bowlers bundled out the hosts for 117 in 47.1 overs. It was at this time that the visitors decided to bat again despite a 299-run first-innings lead.
Opening the batting with Mayank Agarwal (4), Rahul never really got going in the second innings. With the West Indian bowlers bowing testing line and lengths, the 27-year old batsman’s patience was brought to an end by Kemar Roach in the 21st over.
In an innings where Rahul couldn’t even manage to rotate the strike, he ended up scoring 6 (63) with the help of a lone boundary. Given India’s lead, Rahul had a golden opportunity to post a big total and justify his position in the Indian Test team.
In the two Tests that Rahul has played in this series, he has scored 101 runs at an average of 25.25 and a strike rate of 37.26. Rahul’s never-ending woes in Tests had started from Sri Lanka’s tour of India in 2017.
In 17 Tests since November 2017, Rahul has scored 664 runs at an average of 22.89 and a strike rate of 54.92 including one century and two half-centuries. It was due to his unsuccessful spree that him getting named for this series was questionable.
Twitter slams KL Rahul:
— Maniish (@just_maniish) September 1, 2019
Most consistent batsman of all times and a legend KL rahul continues what he does the best ‘warming chairs… Captain & Team management needs to be appreciated for their faith in consistent failures of Legend Rahul#INDvWI
— Chirag (@chirag_rachchh) September 1, 2019
KL rahul in England, KL rahul in South Africa, KL rahul in Australia, KL rahul in India always flopped, he good for nothing
— A Aashish (@craze_aashish) September 1, 2019
Pains me to see KL Rahul’s scores. Has loads of talent and potential #WIvIND
— Royal Msdian (@msdrocks7) September 1, 2019
King Sacrifices his wicket so he can say “That 6 Runs Of Kl Rahul Were Very Crucial”
— Adarsh (@AdarshdvN_) September 1, 2019
Why is #KLRahul given so many chances? Im fed up with this guy… inse achha record toh sikhar dhawan and murli vijay ka hai …
— Karan Modh (@karan_modh) September 1, 2019
With this performance, do selectors have balls to kick KL Rahul out of test team. If selectors pick him, he is still going to play and waste the opportunties #INDvWI
— Vikas Jindal (@Vikasjindal89) September 1, 2019
— BONG CONNECTION (@BOONMITRA) September 1, 2019
It’s high time KL Rahul is given a break from test cricket. Just 2 fifty-plus scores since Jan 2018 doesn’t make for good reading as it’s neither helping the team’s cause nor his own. And there’s a pattern to his dismissals too; clearly he’s not aware of where his off stump is.
— Soorya Sesha (@sooryasesha7) September 1, 2019
Reason why KL Rahul @klrahul11 is struggling to score runs in Test Cricket is that he’s not yet sure what approach he should take while batting. He’s either overly aggressive or excessively careful. Both are not his natural style of playing. #INDvWI #WIvIND
— Avinash Sharma (@avinashrcsharma) September 1, 2019
Two people hv to leave test cricket for now. One KL Rahul and the other Pant. This team will fail miserably in test matches agt Aus n Eng except for bowers. #WIvIND
— Sai Subramaniam (@saisudar74259) September 1, 2019
Dear @BCCI, please don’t make wrose to the test cricket ,,,KL Rahul is the wrost test player i hv ever seen. we want to watch test matches also,so please don’t allow KL Rahul to play test matches.
— vinod prasad (@vinodprasad897) September 1, 2019
KL Rahul Is A Legend 🤧
— Dr Khushboo 👩🏻⚕️ (@khushikadri) September 1, 2019
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