KL Rahul is undoubtedly one of the most skilled talents out there amongst Indian batsmen. He had a significant hype behind him when he started out in International cricket. The fans, cricket board were convinced he was the next batting star of Indian cricket team.
But things haven’t been going great for the Indian top order since the South African tour. Rahul is averaging just 24 in 18 Test innings he has played in 2018. Not only has been his performance declined in the test, but he has also performed horribly in T20s too.
In recent Australian tour, he has averaged a meagre 13.50 while his strike rate is also under 100. Today in the third T20 match, Rahul scored 14 runs in 20 balls before getting out to Glenn Maxwell.
Former Captain of the Indian cricket team also criticised the team’s decision to send KL Rahul ahead of Kohli in the past two T20 matches against Australia in the ongoing tour.
“I don’t think Kohli should have batted at No.4. In the first match of the tour, you want to bat on the position you generally bat on. It is only when you have won a series, you take such chances,” Gavaskar said after the match.
Cricket fans slammed KL Rahul for his repeated failures in scoring runs for his team.
— Rakshak S (@naanuunknownu) November 25, 2018
— Malay kumar (@mformalay) November 25, 2018
KL Rahul is just testing our patience now. Failing time and again. #AUSvIND
— Krishnadev Roy (@the_krishnadev) November 25, 2018
— Girish Amitabh (@girishamitabh) November 25, 2018
— kohli 🙏 (@kothadanam) November 25, 2018
KL Rahul Is So Talented He Bats Only In Nets. Talent 👌🏻
— Anai Komagan (AK) (@AnaiKomagan) November 25, 2018
People compared KL Rahul with Kohli, then. Now, they are thrashing KL. We have a pathetic fan base. The next match he scores, people are going to say he is next Kohli. Either overrating or underrating. #AUSvIND #klrahul #Viratkohli
— Pradeep Kumar (@spk_pradeep) November 25, 2018
Absolutely useless KL Rahul. He can fuck off.
— Desi Gooner (@Sahil_Adhikaari) November 25, 2018
Kl Rahul not doing justice to the great name!#AUSvIND
— Pankaj (@Pankajyz) November 25, 2018
— SportsAdda.News (@SportsaddaN) November 25, 2018
Thank God, he got out. #klrahul
— Abhay Thakur(राजपूत)🇮🇳जय हिंद, जय भारत🇮🇳 (@Im_Abhay28) November 25, 2018
— Anjanikumar Lohia (@AnjanikumarLoh1) November 25, 2018
It’s still a mystery for me how Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul play ahead of Dinesh Karthik in ODIs. Maybe he fails on tattoo criteria.
— Deepak Vaishya (@deepakvaishya26) November 25, 2018
KL Rahul 😡 is adding pressure on Kohli. Get going KL – close this game for India #AusvInd
— sj (@illuminantsj) November 25, 2018
KL Rahul's career going downgraded.
Pehle wo starc, Johnson jaise bowlers se out hota tha, abb Maxwell jaison se#INDvAUS
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) November 25, 2018
KL Rahul not playing according to his reputation. Wonder when would Kohli show him the door. We want a firepower performance, not a damp squib #AUSvIND
— Jinit Jain (@jinitjain08) November 25, 2018
KL Rahul should listen to the captain.
— SK (@marceloholic) November 25, 2018