KL Rahul has had a below-par performance in the T20 World Cup 2022 so far. He has been really out of form for quite some time now and in fact, some fans had even started to question his place in the Playing XI. It is true that he scored two back-to-back fifties against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe and redeemed himself a bit but his form is still a big worry for Team India in the knockout stage.
A fan recently pointed out that KL Rahul’s slow approach, especially in the first few overs is killing India’s aggressiveness in the powerplay. In fact, his runs in the first overs so far in the tournament are as follows: 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.
As Aakash Chopra recently pointed out in one of his tweets, India need to perform better in playoffs, especially against top teams like England and New Zealand. Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav have single-handedly saved the Blues on many occasions in this tournament so far but if they fail to do so in some matches, India will be in big trouble. Thus, their top order needs to provide a good start in the powerplay.
However, it is not only KL Rahul’s fault. Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s form has also been abysmal in the tournament so far. In fact, he has made even fewer runs than KL Rahul. The opening partnership of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma is currently the biggest weakness of this Indian side and we are missing players like Shubman Gill who proved to be in fine form lately.
We hope that both these players find their form in the upcoming match between India and England.
this is the reason Rohit Sharma under performing this world cup https://t.co/XaQ1QAANy0
— Arjun (@Arjunthee) November 8, 2022Advertisement
Still has more runs better SR than rohit in this wc
Rohit has 81 SR 🤢Advertisement
— M. (@IconicKohIi) November 7, 2022
— Abhishek (@Abhi_Kohli123) November 7, 2022Advertisement
This creates Pressure on Rohit Sharma.Advertisement
— ICT Fan Account (@D_k144) November 7, 2022
Iyer be like pic.twitter.com/jgDVx3qX90
— Ankit Dand (@AnkitDand01) November 7, 2022Advertisement
So many zeros😭😭Advertisement
— Gourav🏋️ (@JhawarGourav7) November 7, 2022
Rohit Sharma first six ball ??
— king Kohli (@k67338842) November 7, 2022Advertisement
It is exactly like Bhuvaneswar Kumar bowling in T20WC (1st over)Advertisement
— Avinash (@avinashgoud01) November 7, 2022
And still rohit sharma is not talking the strike in first over
This Genda is shameless
— Rohit Kumar (@skipperrkohli) November 7, 2022Advertisement