Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has been trolled by suggesting Ravindra Jadeja as vice-captain for the third Test against Australia. After the second Test, the Indian Cricket Board selectors dropped KL Rahul as vice-captain. After all, the right-hander has been going through a poor form. Despite this, India has been able to take a lead of 2-0 in the four-match Test series.
Meanwhile, Singh has also suggested that Shubman Gill must replace Rahul in the next game. The off-spinner has cited Gill’s ODI and T20I formats in recent times. Singh added Gill must have played from the start. After this, the two-time World Cup winner went to say that Ravindra Jadeja must be the vice-captain for the next game.
“In the 3rd Test match, I see Shubman Gill will replace KL Rahul because of the form in which Gill whether it is ODI or T20I. I believed that he should have been given a chance after seeing his form in the last couple of months.
“If Shubman Gill would have played then it would have been good for KL Rahul as well as scoring on such wickets (Nagpur & Delhi) is never easy for a batter and especially for KL Rahul who has been out of form. If he gets a break then it will be better for him to come back stronger,” said Harbhajan Singh said on his YouTube channel.
Meanwhile, the fans aren’t happy with Singh not including Ravichandran Ashwin as the vice-captain of the team. They feel that the latter is one of the most intelligent players in the team.
This is how Twitter reacted
Why not Ashwin as VC? He has one of the best cricketing brains! He records tells everything about him. @ashwinravi99
— Praveen🇮🇳 (@kpraveenca) February 25, 2023
Why no Ashwin as VC. Infact he is pure captain material
— RAHUL SODHI (@imerahul) February 25, 2023
For that Ashwin needs to be in some camp, which he isn't. He cant be dropped coz his performances are more than commendable. Remember he was struggling to break into the playing 11 a year and a half back?
Else Rajasthan Royal should hv had an ex Indian cricketer as the coach.
— Ramkrishna Iyer (@KannanK51531500) February 25, 2023
Why not @ashwinravi99 Ash anna, he already crossed your records. I dnt wanna take South or North in this issue. But y captains r always from North. Ash Anna got credibility, cricketing brain & proved to India’s legend Allrounder. What’s more u want?
— kranthikumar (@krishkumar737) February 25, 2023
KL was removed as VC to allow him to be dropped. But in case KL get one more test ( I feel he gets one more last test to come back in form) in that case he will be VC for 3rd test. Gill comes in for 4th Test in case KL fails here at Indore. So above tweet must wait till 4th test!
— Mandar Sathe (@mandarsathe2000) February 25, 2023
Ashwin the brilliant mind of the lot will be the wise choice for vice captain
— The only One the Super One (@TheonlyOnetheS1) February 25, 2023
Aus playing with C team. Most of the front line players injured or already home. Plus 11 vs 13… Umpiring and Pitches have been extremely poor this series like all other indian home series.
— 𝓓𝓻 𝓐𝓲𝓺𝓲𝓫 𝓘𝓻𝓼𝓱𝓪𝓭 (@aiqibirshad) February 25, 2023
Oh so when you said that we shall leave KL alone and not go after him, you literally meant it
— Duckworth Lewis (@KhammaGhanee) February 25, 2023
Rohit Gill as opener & KL Rahul as wk will be perfect. What to say Bhajji ?
— 𝘽𝙞𝙟𝙞𝙩 (@Bijit_Bk17) February 25, 2023
Jhalbhajan at it again 🤣 seriously man have never seen such a cry baby 😭
— Neo (@learninglife012) February 25, 2023