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

India opener KL Rahul came under heavy criticism from fans on Twitter after he struggled to get go from the start in the 106-run chase in the ongoing first T20I against South Africa in Trivandrum on September 28, 2022.

Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, won the toss and chose to bowl first. Jasprit Bumrah was missing in the playing XI due to a back injury, while Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been rested. Instead of them, Deepak Chahar, Rishabh Pant and R Ashwin came into the side.

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

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

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

It was thanks to 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 Gets Stuck In The Middle Anchoring One End As India Struggles

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

However, the worst of all was KL Rahul, who showed no intention of a counterattack and was content playing out the deliveries. With two wickets falling, he left the scoring to Suryakumar Yadav who started by smacking Nortje for two sixes in the first three balls he faced.

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

However, Rahul continue to struggle against pace and spin alike and drew the ire of the Team India fans on Twitter who slammed him for not showing any intent to counter the South African bowlers.

Here are some reactions:

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