'Is India Not Capable Of Playing Against David Warner': KL Rahul Slammed For His Remark On Australia Opener's Injury
/

‘Is India Not Capable Of Playing Against David Warner’: KL Rahul Slammed For His Remark On Australia Opener’s Injury

KL Rahul, David Warner
KL Rahul, David Warner. (Photo: Twitter)

India vice-captain KL Rahul has been slammed by the fans for his ‘insensitive’ remark on injured Australia opener David Warner. The southpaw had to walk off the field in pain during the second ODI against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday.

David Warner limped off in the fourth over of the second innings having tumbled in the field to save a single from the bat of India opener Shikhar Dhawan. He grimaced and clutched his groin as he got to his feet while the team’s physio sprinted onto the field. He eventually walked off the field.

David Warner, Aaron Finch
David Warner picked up a groin injury while fielding [Photo-Twitter]
Following the game, KL Rahul had joked that ‘it will be nice if he gets injured for a long time’. KL Rahul’s comment came after Australia thrashed India by 66 runs in the second ODI to seal the three-match series with a match remaining. The Australia star had impressed with the bat in the game, scoring 83. He had scored a fifty in the first ODI too.

“We don’t know how bad his injury is. It would be nicer if he gets injured for a long time. One of their main batsmen. It is not nice to wish it for anyone but it would be good for the team. If his injury takes a long time, it would be good for our team,” KL Rahul said during the virtual media interaction.

'Is India Not Capable Of Playing Against David Warner': KL Rahul Slammed For His Remark On Australia Opener's Injury
KL Rahul (Image Credit: Twitter)

Watch: Aaron Finch Pushes Away KL Rahul After India Star Tries To Tickle Australia Skipper On His Injury

His comments, however, has not gone down too well with many as the fans questioned his sportsmanship.

Here are some of the reactions:

Talking about the second ODI, India were once again outplayed by the hosts in yet another high-scoring encounter. For the second match in a row, Steve Smith scored  a 62-ball ton while Aaron Finch, David Warner, Manus Labuschagne and Glenn Maxwell scored fifties to power Australia to 389 for 4. In reply, India ended their innings on 338 for 9.

Also Read: Harbhajan Singh Criticises Virat Kohli’s Captaincy As India Concede ODI Series In Australia

Also Read: Tom Moody Points Out A Big Difference Between India And Australia As The Hosts Clinch The ODI Series