After losing the first T20I only by four runs against Australia in Brisbane, the Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team then headed to Melbourne. With the hope of levelling the three-match T20I series, the Men in Blue stepped on to the field at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. But here it was the rain Gods that played the spoilsport and the constant downpour resulted into the match getting washed away which was quite a disappointment not only for the Indian team but also the fans who had turned out in huge number to watch the second T20I. But, KL Rahul did not disappoint them. India vs Australia, 2nd T20I 2018 Highlights: Match Abandoned Called Off Due to Rain, Australia Lead Series 1-0!
Instead, he made sure that the fans go home with a wide smile on their faces and thus the batsmen met a few of them post the game was abandoned. The official account of the BCCI shared the video of the KL Rahul meeting the fans and giving them autographs and selfies. “It rained but it didn't dampen the spirits of the fans who turned up in numbers at the MCG. A little something for them courtesy @rahulkl #TeamIndia #AUSvIND 👏🏻👌🏻🤙🏻😎.”Dinesh Karthik Sports a Beanie During India vs Australia 2nd T20I Match at Melbourne, Leaves Twitterati Amused!
Talking about the match, the downpour started in the 19th over when Jasprit Bumrah was bowling. The Aussies were on the score of 132/7 at that time. Despite the heavy rainfall, the umpire did not stop the game. This infuriated Indian skipper Virat Kohli got into an argument with the on-field umpire. Even cricketing experts agreed with Virat Kohli's stance as the wetter the pitch got, the more difficult it would have been for the Indians to bat in the second innings. But ultimate the match was called off and the hosts still lead the series by 1-0.