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Reetinder Singh Sodhi takes an indirect dig at KL Rahul
By SMCS - Dec 27, 2022 4:00 pm
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Former India player Reetinder Singh Sodhi has taken a jibe indirectly at KL Rahul after his dismal performance in the T20 World Cup and recently concluded Test series in Bangladesh as well. He said that players who don’t perform should be dropped and he wants failed players to prove themselves by doing good in domestic matches to return to Team India as well.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul failed in Chattogram

Speaking on India News, Sodhi said: “You have to perform even though you are X, Y, or Z. If you are presently performing, you are good for the team. In professional cricket, there is no room for emotions. We can talk about big players who have been players for 10 years and done very well, but we have not won World Cup recently and this is happening repeatedly. It’s not a big decision to leave them out because you are not including players who aren’t performing. If they perform well in Ranji Trophy, bring them back.”

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However, KL Rahul scored 128 runs in six innings which came at an average of 21.33 at the T20 World Cup. He scored 57 runs in four Test innings in Bangladesh. Ahead of three T20Is against Sri Lanka, Reetinder Singh Sodhi also added that captain Rohit Sharma failed miserably in the T20 World Cup. He scored 116 runs in six games, including a lone fifty against the Netherlands as well.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

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“You perform, you play. Don’t go with reputation, but performance, form, and fitness. That’s only the way forward if we want to win the World Cup. If a top player is a non-performer, consistently failing with the bat or the ball, show him the exit door. You got to bring the new guy,” Reetinder Singh Sodhi concluded.

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