‘Ab form mein aane se matra 125 innings dur’ – Fans bash KL Rahul as his poor form continues in second Test against Bangladesh
India’s stand-in skipper KL Rahul‘s poor form with the bat has continued in the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh. Since scoring 70-odd runs in the first ODI against the same team early this month, he has failed with the bat. After watching the players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill scoring their Test hundreds in the first Test, Rahul was expected to go big in the ongoing game.
However, after playing 45 balls, he managed only 10 runs and was trapped lbw by Taijul Islam. On Day One of the ongoing game, the right-hander survived an lbw decision as the DRS showed that the ball was missing the stumps. On the ongoing second day, he was expected to score big runs. However, in the first session of the second day’s play, the Bangalore player came down the track to defend the ball.
However, the Red Kookaburrahit his pads, and the Bangladesh fielders appealed for an lbw. The umpire turned it down, only to reverse his decision after getting some input from the third umpire. With this, Rahul’s poor form with the bat has continued.
This is how Twitter reacted
Our IPL GOAT KL Rahul Dropped 1st Test "Player of the Match" Kuldeep Yadav.
— Total Gaming (@total_gaming093) December 22, 2022
KL Rahul dismissed for 10 runs and India 27 for 1.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) December 23, 2022
KL Rahul का एक और ख़राब फॉर्म वाला इनिंग बाउट गया। अब फॉर्म में आने से मात्र 125 इनिंग दूर।
लोग बेवजह सूर्य कुमार यादव की बात करते हैं। जिस तरह BCCI कुछ खिलाड़ियों को फॉर्म में आने का मौक़ा डेटी है वह बहुत विजनरी है।
— Narendra nath mishra (@iamnarendranath) December 23, 2022
We fans demand the immediate removal of Kl Rahul from every indian squad.
Will favouritism ever end in Indian cricket? As a fan it's becoming hard to watch any game with Kl Rahul involved in it.
*Your every like means you also want kl rahul dropped.#BANvIND pic.twitter.com/18OMdhT2Zg
— Passionate Fan (@Cricupdatesfast) December 23, 2022
Trying to understand what goes on inside KL Rahul at the crease. pic.twitter.com/z6iQWtw2Rg
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) December 23, 2022
Just another day of being a KL Rahul fan. pic.twitter.com/pQcyeCC58I
— ಭಲೇ ಬಸವ (@Basavachethanah) December 23, 2022
So, KL Rahul who has been failing miserably is crowned as Captain and Kuldeep Yadav who performed sensationally well in his comeback match has been made to sit on the benches again!
Just don’t understand what’s wrong with Indian Cricket these days! Terrible!
— Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) December 22, 2022
Kl rahul supremacy #indvsbang pic.twitter.com/NCQrmu3UBf
— memes_hallabol (@memes_hallabol) December 14, 2022
India is in trouble after losing three wickets before Lunch
Talking about the game, Bangladesh batted first and was restricted to 227 all-out. They lost their last five wickets for 15 runs. In reply, the KL Rahul-led side scored 86/3 before the Lunch break. They are trailed by 141 runs. Lats match centurions, Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill have lost their wickets early.
On the other hand, former India skipper Virat Kohli is batting alongside Rishabh Pant. Both players would look to take the team way beyond Bangladesh’s total. They would be looking to build a long partnership. Notably, Kohli is searching for his first Test ton since 2019. He scored his last Test against the same team.