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Twitteries unimpressed after KL Rahul was on the bench during the recent ODI series
By Sandy - Nov 4, 2018 12:06 am
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Indian cricketer KL Rahul has observed high ups and downs in this year. Due to his recent poor forms, Rahul was on the bench during the entire five-match home ODI series against Windies. However, some twitteraties have remained unimpressed on Rahul’s this kind of departure from the ODIs.

KL Rahul

Earlier, Rahul was in the impressive batting form during the IPL 2018. He carried the whole Kings XI Punjab batting line-up during the IPL 2018 and finished the tournament as the third leading run-scorer by scoring 659 runs with the average of 54.91 and the strike-rate of 158.41. In that tournament, the 26-year-old right-handed batsman brilliantly batted according to situations as he hit the fastest ever IPL half-century knock (in just 14 balls) as well as he also played season’s slowest half-century knock (in 48 balls). His best knock in that tournament was 95* against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur while he hit total six half-centuries in that tournament. However, his hard effort went in vain due to the lack of support from the fellow KXIP cricketers.

KL Rahul during IPL 2018

Later, he continued his good performances in the next few international cricket matches as he played three consecutive 50+ knocks, including one T20I century against England at Manchester. But soon that dream run has faded away.

At the present moment, the top-order batsman Rahul is running in a poor and very inconsistent batting form since the England tour. Apart from a great fighting century knock on the fifth day of the fifth and final Test on England tour and playing a 60-run opening knock against Afghanistan in the 2018 Asia Cup in this September, Rahul has mostly disappointed with his recent batting performances. Even, in the recent home Test series against Windies, Rahul was mostly underperformed.

As the top-order ODI batsmen are running in the very good forms, Rahul is mostly earning his chances in this format on their unavailability basis and his recent poor forms have made so easy to take this decision.

However, twitteries have shown their support for Rahul as they believe the 26-year-old top-order right-handed batsman deserve some chances in the limited-overs format too, especially when his recent performances in the limited-overs cricket were much better than the Test cricket.

Here are some Twitter reactions: