Before the five days ODI series between India and England started, there was a lot of speculations surrounding KL Rahul’s inclusion in the playing squad. However, skipper Virat Kohli and the management of Indian cricket team took a bold decision by not taking Cheteshwar Pujara in the playing XI squad. He was replace by the young IPL sensation, KL Rahul.
KL Rahul, who had impressed one and all with his amazing performances in the season 11 of Indian Premiere League, failed to leave a mark in the ongoing India vs England test series.
The second day of the ODI test series between India and England, started with a bad note for Indian cricket team as Sam Curran went on to take 3 wickets in a span of just 8 balls. After Sam Curran dismissed, the opening batsman, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul came in to bat.
KL Rahul walked in with confidence to carry on with the good job done by the openers, however, failed miserably as he was bowled out by Sam Curran. He could only play a few balls before he was dismissed by Sam Curran.
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it's a @samcurran58 show 🔥 🔥 🔥 with 3 wickets in 8 balls, sam curran destroyed @indiancricketteam batting line up. dismissed @shikhardofficial, @mvj8 and @rahulkl. disappointing display from indian top 3. 😔 😔 #samcurran #englandcricket #englandcricketteam #jamesanderson #kingofswing #joeroot #alastaircook #ipl #indiancricketteam #indiatourofengland #indvseng #indiavsengland #indiancricket #viratkohli #kingkohli #shikhardhawan #muralivijay #klrahul #ajinkyarahane #stuartbroad
The 20-year old bowler of England was on fire today. Curran dished out a full-length delivery, which was mistook by KL Rahul as we was not able to nail the stroke by any stretch of the imagination.
Here, have a look at the video of the same :
— Hit wicket (@KetanPatil77) August 2, 2018
The twitterati are lashing out in anger for KL Rahul, here, have a look at the reactions of twitterati as KL Rahul gets bowled. Have a look :
KL Rahul is taking things for granted with such incredibly stupid shots that too so early….and this is not the first time…..
— Srikanth Govind (@Srikanth_Govind) August 2, 2018
One thing about KL Rahul which is very consistent all through his career has been how to get out on lollypop balls like that!! Pujara is smiling!! #ENGvIND 🙈
— BitterSweetSymphony (@PluviophilePoet) August 2, 2018
Shame on you for that shot KL Rahul#ENGvIND
— DREAM DIMINISHED😞 (@maikalaalhu) August 2, 2018
Reaching out for a swinging ball pitching way outside off stump, when it is just the second delivery you’re facing. Someone give KL Rahul the memo that he is playing in England, not the subcontinent. #INDvENG
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) August 2, 2018
— Laxman Gaonkar (@absolutelucky) August 2, 2018
KL Rahul out
Now start saying Kohli made a worst choice…U opportunistic fellows.
— Winston Xavier (@winsttonxavier) August 2, 2018
KL Rahul didn’t realise that he was playing a test match. Tried very ambitious drive on second ball and gifted his wicket to England #ENGvIND
— Noble (@Av_Noble) August 2, 2018
OUT! What a shot!
Sam Curran takes another!
KL Rahul is out for 4.
trail by 233
What an over, game on.
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) August 2, 2018
Kl rahul 😂😂😂😂
— rage manoj (@gopimanoj4) August 2, 2018
One thing is sure that #KLRahul is a nervous starter got out in same fashion in #Hyderabad against #Bangladesh when you are so desperate to do well this is what happens.. #ENGvIND #INDvENG #INDvsENG #INDvsENG #ViratKohli
— Harshad parmar (@Harshad9Parmar) August 2, 2018
— Ser Dard (@MishraMayankesh) August 2, 2018
— Gourav Acharya 🇮🇳 (@gourav_209) August 2, 2018
I have never seen a ridiculous shot like that from kl Rahul #ENGvIND
— Bhaskar Raju🇮🇳 (@Bhaskar_raju25) August 2, 2018
That was total shite from KL Rahul. No excuse #ENGvIND
— Jay Cricket Dude (@JayCricketDude) August 2, 2018
KL Rahul – what an idiot #ENGvIND
— Sunil Shenoy (@sunil_shenoy) August 2, 2018
The moment media brands someone as "spl talent", they disappoint you to death. Rohit first n KL Rahul now 😔😳
— Nagaraj Venkatesan (@arrnagaraj) August 2, 2018
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