Senior Indian opener KL Rahul is enduring a very poor run of form with the bat in the ongoing four-Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. He has scored only 38 runs in the three innings of the two Tests played so far in the series; with a very miserable average of 12.66 including only one 20-run knock.
Recently, the Karnataka batter made it to the headlines of social media for another thing off the field. He recently visited the Mahakaleshwar temple in the Ujjain of Madhya Pradesh with his wife Athiya Shetty. Notably, they got married earlier this month at a closed family function.
KL Rahul & Athiya Shetty visited Mahakaleshwar Temple in Madhya Pradesh. pic.twitter.com/R4zvZwzcmM
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 26, 2023
Although a section of Indian cricket fans didn’t miss this opportunity to take a dig at the 31-year-old on the micro-blogging site Twitter. A few of the fans also reckoned that KLR is inspired by former Indian skipper and batting superstar Virat Kohli.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Shyd issi se he form wapis ajaye.
— کافر عشق (@IshqEKaafir) February 26, 2023
Let me get chance in another 25 matches
— MATIC MANIAC 💜 (@Matic_Maniac) February 26, 2023
100 in next match.
Aapda for Prasad
Avsar for Chopra
— Nadim. (@nadimspeaks) February 26, 2023
Is it necessary to wear that bhagwa dress while doing pooja
As every cricketer wear the same like previously sky
I don't think so its a compulsion
— Take My Note (@Cricpoints1) February 26, 2023
ek 100 ke baad 20 inning fail hota he woh , fir ek 50 aur 10 inning fail
— ✶ 🎀 𝒟𝒶𝓀𝓈𝒽 𝑔𝒾𝓁𝓁 🎀 ✶ (@GillDakshveer) February 26, 2023
Now the world ain't ready for KLR'S unreal comeback!
Aussies are already shivering 🥶.
Indian dressing room can already feel the ground trembling as this new form of KL walks in.
Be scared, be very scared.
— Arka (@ARKA0432) February 26, 2023
Sirf ball dekhne se runs nahin bante, Puja path bhi kiya kar. Kripa wahi atki hui hai pic.twitter.com/VSM0TBguqI
— Kisslay Jha🇮🇳 (@KisslayJha) February 26, 2023
Venki Bhai after this…xD#VenkateshPrasad pic.twitter.com/A1WXOMEpWN
— Neeraj Kumar (@Decent_bihari) February 26, 2023
Chalo abb next match mai 112(189) and 50*(93) confirm hogya! 🙂
— Nilanjan (@_Ludha) February 26, 2023
31 years old youngster klol is finished.
— GOD⚔️45™ (@R45xMi) February 26, 2023
Following Virat's footsteps..😉
— Bapu Somwanshi (@SomwanshiBapu) February 26, 2023
Speaking of KL Rahul’s recent batting form, he has scored only 95 runs in 7 innings of four Tests since Bangladesh with a very horrific average of 13.57.
Earlier a few days back, the former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad and cricketer-turned-analyst, Aakash Chopra had a brutal face-off with each other on the micro-blogging site Twitter just to discuss the form of KL Rahul.
“I have no agenda against any player, maybe there are others who have. Difference of opinion is fine but calling contrary views as apna personal agenda and Twitter par mat laayein is funny for Aakash Chopra, considering he has made a great career by airing his views,” wrote Venkatesh Prasad in one of his tweets.
I have no agenda against any player, maybe there are others who have. Difference of opinion is fine but calling contrary views as apna personal agenda and Twitter par mat laayein is funny for @cricketaakash , considering he has made a great career by airing his views.
I have …
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) February 21, 2023
“Venky bhai, msgs are getting lost in translation. You here. Me on YT. I invite you to come on a Video Chat…we can do it Live. The difference on opinions is nice…let’s do it properly 😊I’ll not have any sponsors on it & nobody will make money out of it. Up for it? You have my number,” replied Aakash Chopra.
Venky bhai, msgs are getting lost in translation. You here. Me on YT. I invite you to come on a Video Chat…we can do it Live. Difference on opinions is nice…lets do it properly 😊
I’ll not have any sponsors on it & nobody will make money out of it. Up for it? You have my number https://t.co/ZrAzWoJiTv
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 21, 2023