Indian opener KL Rahul's failures has irked the cricket fans. Except for a half-century against Afghanistan and a 149-run innings against England, Rahul has been in a disastrous form with the bat. But despite an ill-fated year, he is getting chances again and again while there are some players who are axed from the side without getting tested.
The Karnataka batsman averages 23.44 with the bat this year. In 19 innings, he could only add 422 runs which are way too low for a top order batsman.
Fans lost their cool when Rahul once again failed to step up with the bat and added just 2 runs in the first innings of opening Test between India and Australia.
His eight-ball long innings ended after he chased a wide ball which found his outside edge and Aaron Finch at third slip did the rest of the job.
A top-order failure in the first Test disturbed the fans and all the anger was taken out on Rahul.
Twitter was enraged and it was reflected in their tweets:
Time for Kl Rahul to quit cricket &start preparing for SSC CGL IBPS PO— rohitswarrior1 (@The_Sleigher) December 6, 2018
How to get these batsmen out:— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) December 6, 2018
Suresh Raina: Bowl a bouncer.
Virat Kohli: Bowl outside off.
KL Rahul: Just bowl.
KL Rahul failing in Tests— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) December 6, 2018
'He has to play the new ball, cut some slack'
KL Rahul failing in ODIs
'He is a specialist opener, Rohit/Kohli should bat below'
KL Rahul failing in T20Is
'But he plays well in the IPL'
Tell me 1 reason why KL Rahul is still in the team ?— ʀ ɛ ɮ ɛ ʟ (@Gadhvilaxman) December 6, 2018
Apart from this reason " Saari khudayi ek taraf , Joru ka bhai ek taraf "#AUSvIND
Good to see KL Rahul and Murali Vijay continuing with their usual form.#AUSvIND— Chacha Lame Monk (@oldschoolmonk) December 6, 2018
'101 ways to let captain down' - kl rahul https://t.co/Qt2aGl6se9— Freak (@strangerr_18) December 6, 2018
KL Rahul is the guy who topped every mock exam in your coaching class, but scored a miserable 30 percent every time he sat to write the real exam.— cricBC (@cricBC) December 6, 2018