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ICC T20 World Cup: KL Rahul’s ‘out’ versus NED signals for his in-dock position; Twitterati reacts

Kl Rahul began to receive more criticism considering his consistent bad performance, of late.

His dismissal against Netherlands in 23rd T20I Match at Sydney on Thursday led to several questions, leaving Team India’s batsmen at first down and second down take the match to a stable level.

Cricket fans trolling Kl Rahul

The ardent fans from cricket are seen taking Kl Rahul’s performance on a serious note and to vent their anger out have taken to twitter trolling him on various occasions on various social media platforms. To detail a few, here are some trending Twitter posts stressing his low performance.

 

The 30-year-old opener has made his spot by performing occasionally

The 30-year-old opener has made his spot by performing occasionally for the team but when it comes to the major matches, the opener could not back the team as the key opener. He pairs with skipper Rohit Sharma and fails to give a good momentum for the innings. Considering the last match with Pakistan, he threw his wicket as he was played on against Naseem Shah.

KL Rahul’s stats in T20 format:

He is a classy player in all the formats all together will it be T20 ODI or test all the formats he has his own touch. Despite having a good statistical record in all the formats, he is facing batting issues last few years. This also made him to gain a reputation as a player who fails to play against big teams, under the pressure.
Rahul possesses impressive overall personal records in T20 Asia Cup and T20 World Cups. He has played 5 matches and scored 132 runs, with 1 half century at the strike rate of 122.22. His highest score stands at 62.

In T20 World Cup:
He played total 6 matches and scored 198 runs with highest score registered as 69. His average records at 39.60 at a strike rate of 144.66 with three half centuries under his bag.
In his five Asia Cup outings, his top two highest scores came against Afghanistan (62) and Hong Kong (36), averaging a healthy 49.
Taking the baton as a key opening batsman for India in T20 World Cup, Rahul is failing to reflect his natural game. He is still trying to manage to make the top spot in the squad without showcasing any performance, thanks to the selectors.

Who can be Rahul’s replacement?

Team India squad is still facing some issues to frame a perfect squad. With players like Ravindra Jadeja and Bumrah being ruled out. However, there are few players to back the opening position in the squad and off it.

If we talk about the left-right combination

experience players like Shikhar Dhawan and the young opener, Rishabh Pant, can bring a big change from one end.
Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson can also be a good replacement for the same. The selectors can also look for the talents. That are settling outside the ropes with some being confined completely to benches.

Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar
Hi! I am Akash, a professionally trained journalist who graduated from Delhi University. I have spent several years playing cricket at the State level for Jharkhand. My passion for cricket and thrive to explore truth via journalism helped me to develop a character called – Sports Journalist. My contribution towards writing would be always out of the true spirit that longs for the game that Indians like the most.

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