KL Rahul was severely trolled for failing to bat well in India vs Bangladesh 1st T20I. Rahul played an untimed shot and lost his wicket at 15 runs off 17 balls. In the 6th over, Aminul Islam bowled a leg-spin delivery. Rahul mistimed the ball and played a simple shot at the cover. Mahmudullah managed a simple catch and Rahul failed to go any big. Netizens were quite angry as the right-handed batsman was expected to cover up Rohit Sharma's dismissal. Sharma, who is leading the Indian side in the match, lost his wicket at 9 runs. Netizens shared funny memes to troll the Indian batsman on Twitter. India Vs Bangladesh, Live Cricket Score 1st T20I Match.
While some sarcastically applauded KL Rahul's batting in comments, others started trolling him over his poor batting. Some also took a dig at BCCI over KL Rahul's selection in the team. Some others also batted for replacing him with Sanju Samson or Mayank Agarwal in the team. Have a look at some of the tweets. Rishabh Pant ‘Runs Shikhar Dhawan Out’ During 1st IND vs BAN T20I Match; ‘Sold a Well-Set Batsman’ Fumes Sunil Gavaskar on Air, Netizens Join In.
— LAZy Bro ಲೇಜ಼ಿ ಬ್ರೋ (@Kannada_swag) November 3, 2019
Worst shot selection #KLRahul 😬
— SanthoshKumar K (@santhoshraj4088) November 3, 2019
Woow.!! Well played #KLRahul 🙌🏻
— Chhöte Jani 👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻 (@nishNOant) November 3, 2019
#KLRahul is the cog in the wheel, drop him, he is in a super negative zone same like Pant, both want to prove themselves and are trying too hard, replace him with #SanjuSamson and see how we will perform in the next match! #T20 #IndVsBan
— Akshay Shah (@agilewiz) November 3, 2019
Indian Fan : Why is #KLRahul in playing XI
— Chachcha_tumhare (@chachhatumhare) November 3, 2019
KL Rahul was quite impressive in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 while playing for Karnataka. He smashed a 90, 88* and 52* runs in the quarter-final, semi-final and final respectively. However, he was not able to show his strength in the 1st T20I against Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, India hit 148-6 batting first, after Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl first. Shikhar Dhawan played a 41-run-knock off 42 balls, however. he lost his wicket with an unfortunate run-out. Shreyas Iyer (22) and Rishabh Pant (27) played some helping knocks in the match. Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya hit some quick runs in the final overs to take India to 148 in the end. Sundar smashed 14 runs off 5 balls while Pandya smashed 15 runs off 8 balls.