Indian Cricket Team are having a great time in Australia ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022. Not only they are enjoying off the field, but they are having an ideal preparation for the tournament. The Rohit Sharma-led side arrived down under early to get used to conditions and had a good practice sessions as well. They will begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday (23rd October) in Melbourne.
Ahead of the tournament, they will play four warmup games. They recently faced Western Australia in the recently and bagged a 13-run victory in the first game. Suryakumar Yadav’s 52 runs knock and superlative bowling performance by Arshdeep Singh 3/6, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/15 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/26 helped them begin their campaign with the win.
The Men in Blue locked horns with Western Australia in the second warmup game on Thursday (13th October) at the WACA in Perth. They decided to bowl first and had a decent outing as R Ashwin 3/32, Harshal Patel 2/27, and Arshdeep Singh 1/25 helped India restrict the opposition to a total of 168/8.
However, what surprised many was that KL Rahul was leading the side despite Rohit Sharma being part of the XI as well. BCCI revealed the team sheet and many fans were quick to notice the change in the leadership role. Notably, KL Rahul will be the vice-captain for India in the T20 World Cup 2022.
Fans on Twitter react hilariously after Team India name KL Rahul as the captain of the team despite Rohit being in the playing 11 for the warmup game
Fans on Twitter were quick to notice the ‘C’ in front of KL Rahul’s name and they came up with hilarious reactions. While some took a jibe at Rohit Sharma saying that he has been removed from the captaincy many agreed to the fact that India is experimenting. Here are some of the best reactions:
India won the toss and elected to field in the second practice match against Western Australia.Advertisement
— CricTelegraph (@CricTelegraph) October 13, 2022Advertisement
KL Rahul listed as captain despite Rohit Sharma being in the XI for the second warm-up match against Western Australia, strange! No Virat Kohli again. SKY resting! pic.twitter.com/weqlzFurbsAdvertisement
— Aritra Mukherjee (@aritram029) October 13, 2022
— KLRAHUL TRENDS™ (@KLRahulTrends_) October 13, 2022Advertisement
— lalitBhati (@_imlalit_19) October 13, 2022
KL Rahul Captain Today , With Rohit Sharma Playing
Any Logic ????Advertisement
— Vaibhav Bhola 🇮🇳 (@VibhuBhola) October 13, 2022
Just a random trivia coming to my mind that KL Rahul has captained many on his captains on one ocassion or other
Surya – India Under 23 Captain
Dhawan – SRH Captain
Manish – Karnataka Captain
Ashwin – KXIP Captain
Virat – RCB and India Captain
Rohit – India Captain https://t.co/IAlRDtZUI1Advertisement
— Ricky talks Cricket (@CricRicky) October 13, 2022
Most Probably Rohit will only bat and won't field that's why KL Rahul is named as Captain.
— Manjit (@CricManjit) October 13, 2022Advertisement
— Jagadish (@ghimire_20) October 13, 2022
Interestingly KL Rahul named as captain in team list despite Rohit Sharma in playing XI. #INDvWAXI
— Debasis Sen (@debasissen) October 13, 2022Advertisement
Rohit Sharma k naam k pehle kaafi time baad without (©) dekh raha hu😅..Advertisement
He'll only bat won't field that's why KL Rahul is the captain in the second practice game! https://t.co/tnPF8WRGW6
— Souvik 45© (@SouvikPurkaya16) October 13, 2022Advertisement
What's happening in the @BCCI suddenly everything changes and now @imVkohli is not playing any practice matches, @ImRo45 is playing but @klrahul is captain. Are we going to see a big change after the world cup???? Or maybe in World Cup itself 🤔 what's you thought comment down… https://t.co/WKCrXcoSIUAdvertisement
— Super Striker (@SuperSt61219038) October 13, 2022
Why kl Rahul is captain?
— Lover Boy (@MatesFunny) October 13, 2022Advertisement