Kl Rahul has been in the headlines since the start of this ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. After having a poor Test series in Bangladesh with the bat, fans were hoping for him to get back in form in this series against the Aussies. But, in the first three innings, Rahul scored just 38 runs and failed miserably as an opener.
Former players like Harbhajan Singh and Kapil Dev also claimed that the Men in Blue should drop Rahul and consider Shubman Gill for a better balance in the playing XI. Another former India cricketer, Venkatesh Prasad shared some tweets to accuse the team India management of favoring Rahul over other batters.
“His removal of vice-captaincy doesn’t indicate anything.” – Rohit Sharma on KL Rahul
After the second Test in Delhi, fans were expecting to see KL Rahul out of the squad for the last two matches. They were claiming that it was tough for Rohit Sharma to drop him as he is the vice-captain of the side. But, the team India selectors showed faith in him and kept him in the squad. But, they removed him from the vice-captaincy duties. Hence, fans were expecting that now KL Rahul might get dropped.
But, regarding that, Rohit Sharma said: “I said it after the last game also. When we talk about players going through a tough time, anyone with potential will be given enough time to prove himself. Being vice-captain or not being vice-captain doesn’t tell you anything. At that point in time when he was the vice-captain, he was probably the senior most. His removal of vice-captaincy doesn’t indicate anything.”
However, Rohit Sharma removed all the confusion at the toss as he won it and elected to bat first. Then, he confirmed that KL Rahul has been dropped and Shubman Gill has been added to the playing XI. After hearing that, fans went crazy and shared their views on the social media platform.
Here is how fans have reacted to the removal of KL Rahul from the playing XI in the Indore Test:
Kl Rahul Khush ho rha h ki aaj nhi khilaya vrna career sankat m pad jata 😅#KLRahul𓃵 pic.twitter.com/n78TcmLUJU
— Rishi Gurjar (@theRishiGurjar) March 1, 2023
#KLRahul𓃵 So his Prayers help him not to play this Test … #IndorePitch #Bcci #BorderGavaskarTrophy2023
— Pritam Roy (@PritamR74105047) March 1, 2023
Aur yeh log Kl ko Bkl bula rahe the 😩👽#INDvsAUSTest #INDvsAUS3rdTEST #IndvsAus #KLRahul𓃵 #KLRahul #subhmangill
— Raktim Ranjan Borah (@RaktimRanjanB13) March 1, 2023
And our Indian Prince Shubman Gill just missed the century by 79 runs. What a minnow basher.😂😂😂🤣🤣#indiancricketprince #IndianCricketTeam #ShubmanGill#KLRahul𓃵#KLRahul
— LYRICAL 23 (@lyrical089) March 1, 2023
KL Rahul. pic.twitter.com/MCrYDVjpwF
— Hemant (@Sportscasmm) March 1, 2023
Athiya shetty RN : pic.twitter.com/eWRsbHegtg
— Rish💫 (@Badtamez_memer) March 1, 2023
#KLRahul𓃵 ko drop karke greeb ki baddua lagi hai inhe 🙇
— anuj manocha (@anujmanocha45) March 1, 2023
इस पिच को देखने के बाद KL Rahul #KLRahul𓃵 #BGT2023 #BorderGavaskarTrophy2023 #IndvsAus #Indoretest #TestCricket pic.twitter.com/7MsTeC7YhN
— Sumit Bhardwaj (@commando_sumit) March 1, 2023