Fans Want DC To Include Ajinkya Rahane In Playing XI After Shikhar Dhawan Failed Again: Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals are battling it out against each other in the ongoing Match number 23 of the Dream 11 IPL 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. Before the game kickstarted, the toss was won by the skipper of RR, Steve Smith, who won the toss and invited DC squad to bat first.
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar started the innings for the Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals, who are playing to grab the top spot on the points table of IPL 2020.
However, DC got a major blow as RR bowlers didn’t take much time to get their first wicket as Jofra Archer dismissed Shikhar in the second over only. Shikhar walked back to the pavilion with only 5 runs in his account.
Jofra Archer strikes early and Shikhar Dhawan departs.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 9, 2020
Jofra bowled a full delivery on the stumps, which the Delhi Capitals opener flicked nonchalantly only to find the young Yashasvi Jaiswal waiting for it at short mid-wicket.
This isn’t the first time in the ongoing tournament that Shikhar has failed to give the best of capabilities in IPL 2020. However, today, he had a golden opportunity to shut his criticizers by scoring some runs on a Sharjah pitch, which is considered favorable to the batsmen. But the Southpaw continued with his poor form once again.
Meanwhile, after Shikhar failed to perform once again, social media was already flooded with reactions from the disappointed fans, who just can’t stop trolling the cricketer.
There are many who are requesting the team management to give Ajinkya Rahane a chance in the playing XI. Not just this there were many who even wanted the team management to transfer a talent like Ajinkya Rahane to other teams as DC continues to play with out-of-form Dhawan.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Don't think Dhawan will be able to keep Rahane out for much longer on current form.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) October 9, 2020
Rahane will score 50(45) but atleast he will score some runs
— Pranjal (@Pranjal_one8) October 9, 2020
Near 4000 IPL Runs, 2 IPL Hundreds when he was in Rajasthan Royals, he was the backbone of their Team and used to Win many matches for them. But now in DC, he yet to play Single Match it's sad to see Ajinkya Rahane like this 😭💔@DelhiCapitals @ShreyasIyer15 @SGanguly99 @IPL pic.twitter.com/XVbH6hnsy8
— 𝐑𝐨𝐬𝐞⚘🗨 (@mahakavioffici1) October 9, 2020
— JeeTu bhaiya (@gentleman_jitu) October 9, 2020
— Dhruv Sharma (@Dhruv_Sharma08) October 9, 2020
With Shikhar Dhawan being inconsistent so far, should DC give Ajinkya Rahane an opportunity to open with Shaw? #UnacademyAskTheExperts
— NaavLaukikKar (@LaukikKharkar) October 9, 2020
— shekhar vijayan (@shevititan) October 9, 2020
I think now it's time for Dehli Capitals to replace Shikhar Dhawan with Ajinkya Rahane.
Rahane is one of the finest openers in the world and also he has experience of opening with @PrithviShaw in t20.
RT if you agree!@DelhiCapitals11 @ajinkyarahane88 #DelhiCapitals #IPL2020
— Harshwardhan Pawar (@Harsh_2718) October 9, 2020
@ajinkyarahane88 deserves a fair chance now, having more than 4k Runs in Ipl and a Matchwinner too and Delhi not testing the Bench strength can hurt in future l, @SDhawan25 already got lot of chance but his flop show continues @ShreyasIyer15 @DelhiCapitals @RickyPonting
— Er. Kashyap Rahul (@Mahiway3) October 9, 2020