Barring Suryakumar Yadav, who was the lone warrior in the clash against South Africa — scoring 68 off 40 — the entire batting order crumbled like a pack of cards on a pace friendly Perth wicket.
KL Rahul in particular has had a torrid run in the T20 World Cup so far and once again the opener failed against the Proteas, scoring only 9 runs off 14 balls and was a hot topic of discussion on social media after Sunday’s game.
With scores of 4, 9 and 9 in the tournament so far, Rahul has been in the line of fire and even calls of dropping him for Rishabh Pant have been cropping up. And along with the anger of the fans, memes making fun of Rahul’s batting performances too have been storming the social media.
Here are a few reactions after another Rahul fell for a low score again at the T20 World Cup on Sunday.
We fans demand the immediate removal of Kl Rahul from every indian squad. As fans we have suffered enough because o… https://t.co/2H0hrEAGKO
— Passionate Fan (@Cricupdatesfast) 1667129272000
KL Rahul was a good player in 2015. And in 2022, he still remains only a good player. Hasn’t developed into a batte… https://t.co/c3H6ETezXm
— Venkata Krishna B (@venkatatweets) 1667129567000
As i always saidKL Rahul is Biggest Fraud in Cricket 🙏#INDvsSA
— Amit Kumar (@AMIT_GUJJU) 1667129066000
If Deepak Hooda Can Replace Axar Patel , Why Can’t Rishab Pant Replace KL Rahul ?
— Vaibhav Bhola 🇮🇳 (@VibhuBhola) 1667126224000
KL Rahul batting highlights #INDvsNED https://t.co/9wgmjx0csb
— J 🇮🇳 (@jaynildave) 1666855915000
KL Rahul in Powerplay in T20Is last two years27 inngsAvg 24.50SR 114Take out of the 50(19) vs Scotland last WC… https://t.co/s7O7hdJ1bF
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) 1667129657000
KL Rahul is a legend. It is not easy to be worst batsman of the match where Temba Bavuma is playing.#INDvsSA
— Sunil the Cricketer (@1sInto2s) 1667128162000
What has KL Rahul done to get same match fees as Smriti Mandhana 🤷♂️ !!
— Sourabh (@1handed6) 1666860693000
High time to bench KL Rahul now🤔.
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) 1667129053000
India face Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in their final two Group 2 matches on November 2 and 6. Both are must-win games for India if they are to qualify for the semis.