KL Rahul is currently captaining the Indian team in the first Test match against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. The fans anticipated the stand-in captain to play with the same intent as he had stated before the game that the team would take a more attacking approach.
However, as it turns out, the opening batter fell into the trap set up by Bangladesh early in the first innings on day one. He scored 22 runs in 54 balls, with three boundaries before he fell to Khaled Ahmed in the 19th over. Rahul, once again, got out cheaply for 23 runs to Khaled Ahmed during India’s second innings.
Kuldeep Yadav took his third fifer to bowl out Bangladesh for 150 before India came on to bat in the second inning on the third day of the first test. Stand-in captain Rahul chose not to enforce the follow-on as the men in blue walked out to bat for their second inning after bowling Bangladesh out for 150.
India in a strong position against the Bangla Tigers
The visitors wrapped up the Bangladesh inning within an hour to take a massive lead of 254 runs. Kuldeep spun a web of spin around the hosts to claim a fifer on his return to the test side. Bangladesh resumed their inning at 133/8 with Mehidy Hasan Miraz at 16(41) and Ebadot Hossain at 13 (27) at the crease. Kuldeep struck immediately to get rid of Ebadot and completed his five-wicket haul.
Axar Patel cleaned up Mehidy after the batter danced down the wicket only to be stumped by Rishabh Pant, wrapping their first inning at 150. Earlier, Indian bowlers wreaked havoc to claim eight Bangladeshi wickets at the end of the second day’s play in Chattogram.
Useful knocks from Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav down the order and fiery spells from pacer Siraj and spinner Kuldeep Yadav put India in a commanding position at the end of day Two of the first Test against Bangladesh at Chattogram on Thursday, with the scoreboard reading 133/8 for the hosts in their first innings.
The fans aren’t too pleased with KL Rahul’s performance, of late, and trolled him mercilessly on Twitter.
Here’s a look at some of the reactions:
KL Rahul will fail 4 innings and score 50 in last inning… He'll be selected for the next series…He isn't even deserved to be in the playing 11 but he is a captain of team India … Team India is a joke now. #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/27ByiLDOvw— Ajay (@AjayArshan) December 16, 2022
KL Rahul is such a disappointing cricketer— Mayank Martinez🇦🇷 (@ImMayankB) December 16, 2022
Ban KL Rahul— Bala (@flybalafly) December 16, 2022
Kl rahul should be dropped now tbh😔— KLR (@elementary_talk) December 16, 2022
Reason why i support Mumbai Indians over ICT.— Prateek. (@Prateeeex_) December 16, 2022
MI are champions
MI are invincible
MI have good environment for players
MI mgt cares about players
Kl rahul doesn't play for MI
Kya hi waste of talent ka example bna h ye kl rahul😰— Sachin (@LegUmpire1) December 16, 2022
I don't know how many chances need KL Rahul another flop show…. don't understand why BCCI giving him this much of chance we have Mayank Agarwal, Sanju Samson, Shikhar Dhawan but BCCI want KL Rahul…. Rishabh pant etc.@BCCI— Kishan Singh (@KishanS34789752) December 16, 2022
Wise man once said "Compete against yourself, you are your only competition" KL Rahul definitely lives by it, scored 22 in first innings and bettered it by scoring 23 in second. #KLRahul— Anish Agarwal (@anish007agarwal) December 16, 2022
I told you guys KL Rahul is a fraud ☕— Haakh. (@KoshurHaakh) December 16, 2022