Luck hasn’t quite favoured Rohit Sharma of late, especially in Test cricket. Even as his position in the ODI and T20I teams remain unscathed, he is yet to cement his position in the side for the longest format. The 32-year-old is currently in the West Indies for the two-match Test series. But, Rohit couldn’t break into the eleven. Rather, Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane were preferred.
The experienced campaigner had an excellent outing in the World Cup. In the mega event, he became the first batter to smash as many as five centuries in a single edition of the tournament. After his awe-inspiring run, it was expected that he would be getting a chance in the Caribbean for the red-ball fixtures, but unfortunately, he had to warm the benches in both the encounters.
Rohit made his debut back in 2013 versus the West Indies itself and notched back-to-back tons in Kolkata and Mumbai respectively. However, his Test career never flourished thereafter and he didn’t feature in the team on a consistent basis. Rohit has an average of over 80 at home in the format, but his poor numbers in overseas conditions have turned out to be a detriment in his career.
Rohit Sharma enjoys a dig at KL Rahul
Fans wanted him to play in place of KL Rahul, who hasn’t been in the greatest of nicks by any stretch of the imagination. Rahul hasn’t gotten a substantial score for the last one year and the supporters are unhappy that Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, is persisting with him despite the failures. Rahul got a couple of starts in the first Test in Antigua and then got out when he got his eyes in.
In the first innings of the second Test, he perished to Jason Holder after scoring 13 off 26. Rahkeem Cornwall took an easy catch in the slip cordon. The Karnataka-born Rahul has been a recipient of severe criticism and a number of pages on the social media platforms have taken digs at him. In the meantime, Rohit has gotten himself tangled into a bit of a controversy.
One of the pages on Instagram made a post, which sarcastically called Rahul as ‘Bradman’. Moreover, it compared Rohit and Rahul’s numbers in Tests. Rohit liked the post and now the netizens are lashing out at him for his actions.
Here is how Twitterati lashed out at Rohit
First liked post against anushka , now liked post against kl rahul . Why would u do tat man. 🤦🤦. Instead score lots of runs in domestic and earn ur place in test team .
— Cricfam (@cricfam) August 31, 2019
Even if Rahul is dropped from the team there's Prithivi Shaw, Easwaran & Panchal in line.
Instead liking some random posts play Ranji trophy @ImRo45 bro, thank me later.
— Karthi (@The_Hitwicket) August 31, 2019
Maybe Samaira liked that pic by mistake …….😏😏
— grumpy 💃 🚩 (@TheGrumpySoul) August 31, 2019
Once it can be mistake but doing the shite again loool
Leave it bhai and stop dreaming about test cricket.
This just might turn it into belief that he blocked Virat fanpages on insta too.
— Hanuma Vihari FC (limited slots) (@Imsahil_11) August 31, 2019
Okay this is unprofessional no doubt from Rohit's side but doesn't this also highlight different kind of treatment meted out to different players?
KL Rahul averages just 22.8 runs as a test opener since the start of 2018 but still somehow manages to hold on his place every time. pic.twitter.com/Az16DDcEZo
— . (@_cleanbowled) August 31, 2019
Likes trolls on VK's wife, likes trolls on KL rahul, likes trolls on csk LMAO.. yet his fandom accuse other guys of insecurities. Imagine being a cricketer n stooping this low.
— Spidey (@MrStarksPeter) August 31, 2019
Shame on you @ImRo45 Never seen an insecure person like you. Can never like you.
— Royal Msdian (@msdrocks7) August 31, 2019
Once about Anushka and now about KL, this is guy is most insecure crcktr ever, one can't be this much insecure about someone who is in same profession as him, really shame on you rohit, u have lost all respect i used to have on u, now we know who is the reason for so called rifts pic.twitter.com/PdKLfCIdeK
— Mahi (@i_StanKohli18) August 31, 2019
This is how your daily routine looks like when you live with so much insecurities inside you. No offense but full offense, invited by @ImRo45 only. (Kohli*) pic.twitter.com/JSNj6X5pyc
— Akshay Sharma (@BenGoat_) August 31, 2019
Ramesh Suresh pic.twitter.com/Q8CUNCZsTW
— Et tu, Insecure🤒 (@KhufiaPolice) August 31, 2019
Aukaat me raho bsdk @ImRo45
— Sam🏏👑 (@samviratian18) August 31, 2019
Insecurity of highest degree
Players aren’t spared
Player wife isn’t spared
Still he is spared even without questioning about it 🤦♂️
And u ask kohli about rift ? Now u should now where the problem lies actually pic.twitter.com/dlFU1YHREM
— King kohli⚔️ (@Kingkalyann) August 31, 2019
What i think but what
Actually i do actually@ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/QPBYvtKzat
— Mahi (@i_StanKohli18) August 31, 2019
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