5th ODI: The Men in Blue made a couple of changes going into the Delhi decider, KL Rahul was dropped and so was Yuzvendra Chahal. Rahul made a comeback to the side after having to sit out due to poor form. With the Delhi ODI being India’s last 50-overs match ahead of the World Cup, social media fans are finding dropping Rahul ridiculous after merely one game. Rahul came in at No 3 in Mohali and scored 26 off 31 balls. It seems that was not good enough for getting selected.
Here is how Twitter reacted after Rahul was dropped:
KL Rahul dumped after just one game !! Well, he just gets to play 1 ODI match every 6 months. This is simply ridiculous #INDvAUS
— Ramachandra.M/ ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ.ಎಮ್ (@nanuramu) March 13, 2019
— Madhav katyal (@Madhav_Katyal) March 13, 2019
Again KL Rahul Misses out.. this is why no one sustains with the Kohli decision.. definitely should have given a chance to Rahul 🤨
— Deepak Reddy (@DeepuPJ4) March 13, 2019
Interesting to see Vijay Shankar at no. 4 but feel for kl Rahul should have got another opportunity
— JatinArora:HISAR (@JatinaroraH) March 13, 2019
ground is small and flat and we are playing with Jadeja, why ?, he can’t bat and can’t take wickets he’s only good in fielding, chahal should’ve been in this match, i don’t remember when did KL Rahul play three odi continously #INDvAUS #INDvsAUS #5thODI
— Amar Rana 🏏 (@amar_tilakrana) March 13, 2019
Yuzvendra Chahal and KL Rahul out from playing XI… And Virat Kohli feels … It is the most balance Indian side.
Interesting.. views?? #indvsaus
— 🇳🇵जय नेपाल 🇳🇵 (@santoshpokhreli) March 13, 2019
At the time of filing the copy, Australia had lost centurion Usman Khawaja for 100 and Maxwell departed for one. Australia is 178/3 in 35 overs. Stoinis and Handscomb are in the middle.