Twitter Brutally Trolls KL Rahul For His Slow Batting In 1st T20I Against South Africa

India opener KL Rahul got here underneath heavy criticism from followers on Twitter after he struggled to get go from the beginning within the 106-run chase within the ongoing first T20I towards South Africa in Trivandrum on September 28, 2022.

Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, gained the toss and selected to bowl first. Jasprit Bumrah was lacking within the taking part in XI attributable to a again damage, whereas Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been rested. As an alternative of them, Deepak Chahar, Rishabh Pant and R Ashwin got here into the facet.

Proteas have come to Indian shores with a full-strength squad that may even play within the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

Indian bowlers Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh routed the highest order of South African batting as they have been 9/5 in 2.3 overs with Temba Bavuma, Rilee Russouw, Tristan Stubbs, and David Miller scoring geese and Quinton de Kock making one run.

DEepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh. PC- BCCI
Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh. PC- BCCI

It was because of 25 from Aiden Markram, 24 from Kagiso Rabada, and 41 from Keshav Maharaj that South Africa posted 106/8 in 20 overs. Arshdeep picked 3/32, Chahar took 2/24 and Harshal took 2/26 for India.

KL Rahul Will get Caught In The Center Anchoring One Finish As India Struggles

In reply, India managed simply 17/2 runs in 6 overs. Rohit Sharma obtained out for a duck, whereas Virat Kohli made 3 runs as Proteas bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Wayne Parnell used the bounce within the pitch and motion within the air to make the Indian batters’ life tough.

Nevertheless, the worst of all was KL Rahul, who confirmed no intention of a counterattack and was content material taking part in out the deliveries. With two wickets falling, he left the scoring to Suryakumar Yadav who began by smacking Nortje for 2 sixes within the first three balls he confronted.

KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. PC- BCCI
KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. PC- BCCI

Nevertheless, Rahul proceed to battle towards tempo and spin alike and drew the ire of the Staff India followers on Twitter who slammed him for not exhibiting any intent to counter the South African bowlers.

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