5th ODI: Fans want Ajinkya Rahane to be drafted back in the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup after Virat Kohli-led Team India lost 3-2 against Australia at home. It was the Indian middle-order that was found wanting and was a major reason for the result. Twitterverse feels the World Cup squad is far from complete and a lot of loopholes still need to be plugged. India lost the Delhi decider by 35 runs which helped Australia create history. It was also the first time India lost a bilateral ODI series under the leadership of Virat Kohli.
Here is how fans are demanding the return of Rahane:
— adithya sunny (@adithya5714) March 13, 2019
— Ananda kumar (ஆனந்த குமார்) (@87Eeeanand) March 14, 2019
If we are done experimenting with team selection, then can we get back to business and give Ajinkya Rahane a chance? Dont we say class is permanent and form is temporary or this applies only to players like Ambathi Rayudu??
— hitesh (@hitesh_439) March 14, 2019
I still bet on @ajinkyarahane88 for the no. 4 slot because of the England’s condition. His record is too good in those pitches. We need experience guys.
— Manjunath Hiregange (@mangaladeepa) March 14, 2019
— Neeraj (@Neeraj83904977) March 13, 2019
I just wonder what went so wrong with our selectors that convinced them to not even discuss Ajinkya Rahane for #indvaus #CWC19
With these figures he definitely makes a strong case!
And about the mere chances he got i think his position has been shuffled like no other player! pic.twitter.com/SsgbQsQMwy
— Girish Jagdale (@soulfulgiri) March 13, 2019
Fans feel Ajikya Rahane has the quality to slot into this Indian team for the marquee tournament. Rahane has featured in 95 ODIs and has amassed 2962 runs at an average of 35.26. He also has three centuries to his name.