Royal Challengers Bangalore is currently locking its horns against Punjab Kings in the ongoing game at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, as the match began, the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore Virat Kohli found himself at the receiving end of criticism as he dropped Washington Sundar from the playing XI.
However, ahead of the game against Punjab Kings, Washington Sundar was dropped from the playing XI. The young all-rounder has had a disappointing season so far and has been replaced by another all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed.
Sundar impressed one and all with his performances for RCB and eventually made his space in Team India’s T20I squad. His consistent performances helped him replace Ravi Ashwin in the playing XI as his batting came as a bonus for the team.
Sundar fulfilled everyone’s expectations and impressed with his batting performances in test cricket. However, T20 is a different format and Sundar has been struggling to adapt to the conditions in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League.
So far, in IPL 2021, Sundar picked just 3 wickets in 6 games and scored only 31 runs at an appalling strike rate of just 65.95. Therefore, the team management had no other choice than to replace the all-rounder.
Meanwhile, the fans on social media came up with mixed reactions to the exclusion of Washington Sundar from the playing XI of RCB. While some were happy with the decision of Virat Kohli and trolled the all-rounder, on the other hand, there were many who weren’t impressed with the decision of Virat and started trolling him left, right, and center.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
This is how @RCBTweets and captain Virat backs youngsters. ?
Washington Sundar dropped from the playing 11 after few bad innings.
And Virat fans were howling for the credit when Sundar performed good in last year’s IPL. https://t.co/9FMoJrVNa8
— Abhay (@TheRampShot) April 30, 2021
I feel for Washington Sundar
A player like him should never be benched
He is too good a player ?
— Asha (@ashaa_45) April 30, 2021
Best economy rate in 2020 IPL :-
Rashid Khan – 5.37
Mohammad Nabi – 5.75
Washington Sundar – 5.76
Now Washington Sundar is dropped in this season on the basis of 6 games where he was decent not even bad
Such a cruel captain Kohli is, no wonder players perform after leaving RCB
— Nitin #MI? (@LoyalMIfan) April 30, 2021
The leader Washington Sundar needs! pic.twitter.com/cCfWgIu5tY
— MK wears Mask ? (You should too) (@NotMK45) April 30, 2021
#RCBvsDC Washington sundar
Expectations Sad reality pic.twitter.com/tktvRGsFU7
— Delhi suri?
(@Rohith11510615) April 27, 2021
Most supportive and backing captain in IPL dropped Washington Sundar from playing 11 after few band innings . ? https://t.co/zsZ38ETqVU
— Hemanth Shaiva 2.0 (@Hemanth__Shaiva) April 30, 2021
No Washington sundar today that's a horrible choice #RCBvsPBKS
— maharshi jesalpura (@maharshiJ) April 30, 2021
Washington Sundar dropped for Shahbaz, at least this guy can clear 30 yard circle. Bowling me aise bhi sundar kuch ukhad nahi raha tha.
— Dibya (@dibyafucknows) April 30, 2021