The fans of the Indian cricket team were once again left disappointed with the selection choices in the first T20I against England. The Indian fans are slamming the Indian skipper and the Indian team management for not picking Rohit Sharma in the playing XI for the 1st T20I.
Notably, earlier during a press conference, Virat had mentioned that Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will be opening the innings for team India.
However, before the game kickstarted, the Indian skipper came for the toss in the T20I against England, he revealed that the team has decided to rest Rohit for the first couple of T20Is. He also said that KL Rahul will be opening the innings for team India along with Shikhar Dhawan for the first two T20Is. Besides this, Virat also revealed that Suryakumar Yadav was also not included in the side as Shreyas Iyer has been picked in the playing XI. Axar Patel has also been included in the team. Deepak Chahar and Suryakumar Yadav have missed out on the team.
Meanwhile, the fans on social media are trolling Virat Kohli and the team management for their selection choices. Fans are clearly disappointed with the exclusion of Rohit Sharma. From hilarious memes to jokes, there were many who came up with funny responses while reacting to the exclusion of Rohit from the playing XI.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Virat Kohli rested Rohit Sharma for the match.
Rohit Sharma be like : pic.twitter.com/cVhaYJeSC6
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 12, 2021
No Rohit, No Ishan and No Surya as well. Atleast should have played Surya. Mood off 💔
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) March 12, 2021
Rohit Sharma decided to sit out after Suryakumar Yadav was not picked. Once again standing with MI player. #INDvENG
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 12, 2021
No Rohit, No Ishan and No Surya in first #T20I
Virat selecting playing 11 be like:- pic.twitter.com/4szNwVbDSL
— 々Er.TANGENT々 (@pra_tea_k) March 12, 2021
People waiting since days for Rohit Sharma & Suryakumar Yadav to play together in the T20 team for India now watching Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer in the playing XI!#INDvENG #INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/qYEdst5nTy
— Vishal Verma (@VishalVerma_9) March 12, 2021
— Madhav (@madhaavv) March 12, 2021
— 👑 (@viratian18183) March 12, 2021
Virat Kohli: Rohit and KL will open for us!
— Rushang Buch (@BuchRushang) March 12, 2021
— Rohit 🤙🏻💥 (@sarcasterrk) March 12, 2021
After Seeing No Rohit Sharma, Ishan kishan, and Surya Kumar Yadav In Playing 11..
MI Fans – pic.twitter.com/hHvkH16qpA
— Jethalal (@Jethiya_lal) March 12, 2021
India playing XI: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal.