India took a 2-0 unassailable lead in the Border Gavaskar series after beating Australia by 6 wickets in the second Test match at Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday.
Amidst the win, a lot of the talk has been going around KL Rahul’s poor form with the bat. The Indian opener hasn’t made any substantial contribution with the bat in Test Cricket, of late.
He has failed badly in the first two Test matches of the ongoing Test series against Australia. Rahul got a pretty good start in India’s first innings of the Test match.
He reached 17 runs in 41 balls and looked all set to play a big knock. However, that couldn’t turn into reality as he walked about, soon after. In India’s next innings, KL Rahul could only manage a single run before, once again, going back to the hut.
You could feel sad for him for the way he got out in that innings but his, overall stats in the last few Test matches is disappointing, to say the least. In his last 6 Tests, KL Rahul has only managed to score 175 runs at a poor average of 15.90.
Despite the fans, the fans lashed out at the Indian management for backing KL Rahul despite consistent failures with the bat. Shubhman Gill, who has been in fine form with the bat, is waiting in the wings but Rohit Sharma and head coach, Rahul Dravid continues to back the Indian opener amidst his lean patch.
Amidst all this, several fans have also come up with a lot of memes with regard to KL Rahul’s poor form with the bat. Here’s a look at some of those:
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— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) February 19, 2023
KL Rahul never fails to disappoint us😊😭pic.twitter.com/ARlMJtp2bm
— The Boy From Mars (@TheBoyFromMars2) February 19, 2023
KL Rahul back to home be like 😅#ViratKohli𓃵 #RohitSharma𓃵#KLRahul #INDvsAUS #INDvsAUSTest pic.twitter.com/qIBLLvy1ib
— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@sri_ashutosh08) February 11, 2023
Reality 😅#KLRahul #AUSvsIND pic.twitter.com/fQsaopMYmq
— Prajwal (@Prajwal2742) February 19, 2023
— Nilesh Mishra (@journonilesh) February 19, 2023
Isne KL Rahul par 2 reviews waste kiye pic.twitter.com/8oMdBq9zsi
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) February 18, 2023
KL Rahul playing in team even after hearing everyone around criticise him. pic.twitter.com/Nn92AOYmjd
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) February 19, 2023
Kl rahul Promised athiya he won't change after marriage
What a Guy 🔥#INDvsAUS #BGT2023 pic.twitter.com/lr3a402PV4
— Bhains Ki Aankh (@Nik_Pratik) February 9, 2023
Nothing just Indian Team supporting KL Rahul🙂 pic.twitter.com/v80yhKu80G
— Thor (@carpediem96_) February 19, 2023
Kl Rahul : We have won the match
Team India – pic.twitter.com/7K2r7WIbMY
— Keyur (@Keyur_j_) February 19, 2023
India crushed Australia by 6 wickets to win the second Test and retain the Border Gavaskar series. The third Test match is scheduled to be played from 1st March to 5th March 2023.