Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag (Image Credit: Twitter)

Virender Sehwag made a significant revelation about the 2011 World Cup when he expressed outrage at KL Rahul’s refusal to take the review against his LBW dismissal during the T20I WC match against the Netherlands at the SCG.

KL Rahul performed poorly making an impact in India’s second T20 World Cup match against the Netherlands.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Rahul went out of the Indian batting in the third over after being ruled leg-before wicket off a ball from Paul van Meekeren.

The opener scored nine runs off of twelve deliveries, contributing another single-digit score to India’s campaign this year. Rahul has four goals in the previous game. The replays revealed that, had Rahul requested a review, he would have avoided being dismissed.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Despite the fact that Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav all scored fifty-plus scores to help India recover from the early setback, Rahul’s early removal would likely cause the team management some concern.

The Indian opener’s performances in the team’s most recent T20Is have been uneven, and the team’s legendary former batter Virender Sehwag expressed astonishment that Rahul did not choose to appeal his dismissal.

“One review was reserved for me”: Virender Sehwag

The T20 World Cup requires every batsman to be at the peak of their game, as per Sehwag, who used his own example from the 2011 World Cup in support of this claim.

“KL Rahul would have scored runs if he had taken a DRS. If he wasn’t out, then why didn’t he take a review? I don’t know),” Sehwag questioned on Cricbuzz.

KL Rahul.
KL Rahul. PC- ICC

“I made a rule during the 2011 World Cup that if the ball struck my pad, I will take the review. The rest of the team had only one review, and one review was reserved for me,” Virender Sehwag added.

“If you are in good form, you should take the review. But if you’re not, you should definitely take it. It is important that everyone gets back to form here,” Virender Sehwag further added.

After Kohli (62*) and Suryakumar (51*) formed an unbroken 95-run partnership for the third wicket, India posted a solid score of 179/2 in 20 overs. Rohit Sharma also made a significant 53 off of 39 deliveries.

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