Rahul, who fell cheaply on 17 on Day 2 of the second Test was subjected to social media trolling. The 30-year-old was trending on net for all the wrong reasons and the Indian team management, which has backed out of form Rahul for a long time now, faced the anger of the netizens.
Even former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad took a pot shot at Rahul, re-posting the poor stats of India’s ‘second best Test opener’.
Still considered by management as the second best Test opener in a country with so much batting talent. https://t.co/ipanuYBTKL
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) 1676713153000
And the torrid run continues. More to do with rigidity of the management to persist with a player who just hasn’t l… https://t.co/6htpfYPcOL
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) 1676710306000
His inclusion shakes belief in Justice. SS Das had great potential,so did S Ramesh,both avgd 38+but did not get bey… https://t.co/L8yV0V1FdO
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) 1676710808000
As per me ,he is currently not amongst the current 10 best opener’s in India but is being given endless chances. Gu… https://t.co/dyPZShpizM
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) 1676711010000
Rahul has gone past 25 just once in his last 10 Test innings, scoring — 50, 8, 12, 10, 22, 23, 10, 2, 20 and 17.
Will SS Das and his committee take a bold call and drop KL Rahul for next game? We dunno but in last 20 years no on… https://t.co/auxqEynXDk
— Kushan Sarkar (@kushansarkar) 1676700590000
KL Rahul’s contribution in team for last 2 years #INDvAUS https://t.co/iqMNFpUEZU
— Sachya (@sachya2002) 1676698617000
KL Rahul Scores 10 , 4 , 0 , 16 , 54 , 4 , 13 , 8 , 10 , 23 , 36 , 19 , 0 , 37 , 149 , 0 , 4 , 33 , 2 , 44 , 2 ,… https://t.co/piKfoBGqfI
— Riseup Pant (@RiseupPant) 1676700582000
This is too much #KLRahul https://t.co/WnOPUCCX7P
— Charu Venkat (@Charustweetz) 1676698809000
Since 2017, Rahul only has 1203 runs in 47 innings at a lowly average of 26.15.