The fans of the Indian cricket team are not at all happy with team India’s selection choices in the first T20I against England. Indian fans have lashed out at skipper Virat Kohli and the Indian team management for not including Rohit Sharma in the playing XI for the first T20I. It is notable that Virat Kohli had mentioned in the press conference a day ago that Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will open for India.
However, when Virat came for the toss in the first T20I against England, he informed that Rohit will be resting for the first couple of T20Is. He maintained that Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul will open for the first two games against England. Also, Suryakumar Yadav was not included in the side as Shreyas Iyer came in at number four.
Indian Fans Lash Out At Twitter After Rohit Sharma’s Exclusion From The Side In The First T20
The Indian fans were not at all happy with Rohit’s exclusion as the veteran had been returning to the limited-overs setup almost after a year. Fans on Twitter were not pleased with the decision of the Indian team management and skipper Virat Kohli as they once again raised questions on Rohit’s exclusion.
The English team won the toss in the first T20I as they elected to chase in the game. Virat Kohli admitted at Toss that they would have loved to chase in the game too. Shardul Thakur has been included in the side and so has been Axar Patel. Deepak Chahar and Suryakumar Yadav have missed out in the team.
Virat Kohli rested Rohit Sharma for the match.
Rohit Sharma be like : pic.twitter.com/cVhaYJeSC6
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 12, 2021
No Rohit, No Ishan and No Surya as well. Atleast should have played Surya. Mood off 💔
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) March 12, 2021
Rohit Sharma decided to sit out after Suryakumar Yadav was not picked. Once again standing with MI player. #INDvENG
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 12, 2021
No Rohit, No Ishan and No Surya in first #T20I
Virat selecting playing 11 be like:- pic.twitter.com/4szNwVbDSL
— 々Er.TANGENT々 (@pra_tea_k) March 12, 2021
People waiting since days for Rohit Sharma & Suryakumar Yadav to play together in the T20 team for India now watching Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer in the playing XI!#INDvENG #INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/qYEdst5nTy
— Vishal Verma (@VishalVerma_9) March 12, 2021
— Madhav (@madhaavv) March 12, 2021
— 👑 (@viratian18183) March 12, 2021
BHENCHOD KOHLI who tf rests your main player in the first 2 games
I booked tickets for the 2nd T20 just to watch Rohit play & he is not gonna play on Sunday. Fcuk you Kohli Shastri & Rohit 🖕🏼🖕🏼💔
— Saish 💫 (@CricketSaish45) March 12, 2021
Virat Kohli: Rohit and KL will open for us!
— Rushang Buch (@BuchRushang) March 12, 2021
— Rohit 🤙🏻💥 (@sarcasterrk) March 12, 2021
After Seeing No Rohit Sharma, Ishan kishan, and Surya Kumar Yadav In Playing 11..
MI Fans – pic.twitter.com/hHvkH16qpA
— Jethalal (@Jethiya_lal) March 12, 2021
The English team will be looking to clinch early wickets in the Indian innings as they will look to take an early lead in the five-match series. On the other hand, the Indian cricket team will look to give a huge total to the visitors to chase. KL Rahul departed early in the innings as England gave heavy blows to the Indian team first up.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli also departed in the third over of the match as Adil Rashid clinched his important wicket. The Indian Cricket Team surprised everyone with their team selection.