Twitter slams KL Rahul for failing yet again in Adelaide

He could only two score runs as India got off to a worst possible start.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The highly anticipated Test series of the year between Australia and India finally got underway today in Adelaide and with it, Virat Kohli‘s luck at the toss also changed. After losing all the five tosses on England tour, he managed to win it on a featherbed of a pitch for the batsmen only to see one of his openers KL Rahul come back into the hut in the second over.

Rahul definitely didn’t offer a good morning to the Indian fans back home. It was always going to be tough early with a hint of grass on the wicket but one would always expect for the openers to see off the first hour. But Rahul was in some hurry. He started off well by flicking one of the Mitchell Starc’s delivery to deep mid-wicket in the first over. But Josh Hazlewood hit the straps from the word go as he kept Murali Vijay on the tenterhooks for the first three balls of his over.

Rahul drives unnecessarily

Vijay somehow got off the strike off the fourth delivery with a tentative single. But then KL Rahul, for some weird reasons, wafted at a harmless ball outside the off-stump only to edge it to the third slip where Aaron Finch was stationed. Hazlewood swung it beautifully in the air but definitely, it wasn’t the wicket-taking delivery and Rahul gifted him a wicket by scoring just two runs.

With that, he also handed over the advantage despite winning the toss on a wonderful batting pitch. No wonder he possesses the talent, but as Sanjay Bangar after his first innings dismissal in practice game, Rahul needs to convert his talent into the runs now.

This failure has certainly not helped his cause by any means and with his opening partner also back in the hut, Team India is certainly on the backfoot with the onus, for the umpteenth time, on their captain Virat Kohli.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Rahul’s failure:

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