India Left KL Rahul For The Series Decider, Twitter Reacts

India vs Australia 2019: India Left KL Rahul For The Series Decider, Twitter Reacts

KL Rahul, India vs New Zealand, 2019 World Cup
Rahul is hoping against hope. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The right-handed batsman KL Rahul has once again been left out from the Indian team in the ODI series. After making a place for him in the Ranchi ODI, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team left him for the decider of the series. Meanwhile, few of the Indian fans didn’t like the move, as they expressed their opinion out on social media.

Earlier, KL Rahul, who opened the innings for India in the first T20I against Australia in absence of Shikhar Dhawan scored a brilliant fifty. He was the highest scorer for the team on a wicket, which looked really tough to bat freely.  He carried the same form in the second T20I game at his home venue. Unfortunately, he couldn’t repeat it in the 4th ODI at Ranchi.

KL Rahul played only one game in the ODI series:

It came as a shocker for the Indian fans, as they felt that KL Rahul would be a sure shot addition. Recently, MSK Prasad, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri also quoted that they would like to give some game time for the youngster. But, unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Perhaps and rightly, they are worried about the ongoing series.

KL Rahul, India vs Australia 2019
Credits – Getty Images

In place of KL Rahul, India brought Mohammed Shami back in the side. It might be the sign that India would like to Test Vijay Shankar at number 4 for the team. In between, Ravindra Jadeja also back in the side, who replaced Yuzvendra Chahal for the decider.

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli felt that it was the balanced playing XI for the final ODI of the series. They went with an extra-bowler hoping that the batsmen would do the job in the chase.

”Chahal misses out and Jadeja comes in as an all-rounder, and KL misses out to make way for Shami. An extra bowling option for us, and this, we feel is our most balanced side,” Virat Kohli said.

Mohammed Shami, World Cup
Shami is back. Credits – Getty Images

However, it would be interesting to see how Indians would approach the game. Most probably, they would love to chase a low score, as they went with a bowling-heavy unit for the final clash.

Here are a few tweets: