KL Rahul gets brutally trolled after posting 'chilling' picture on Twitter
KL Rahul has been undergoing a tough period in the 22-yard circle. Apart from his consistent run in Indian Premier League, where he plays for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), the right-hander hasn't had much to rejoice in Indian colours. From a poor patch in Tests, controversy following his appearance in a talk show along with Hardik Pandya and inconsistent run in limited-overs, he needs to step up or perish amidst tough competition for slots across formats.
The right-hander had a good run in the 2019 World Cup, where he opened the innings along with Rohit Sharma in place of an injured Shikhar Dhawan. However, he saw himself out of the line-up when India favoured Dhawan for the recently-concluded T20I series versus South Africa at home.
Recently, Rahul posted a funny picture from his official Twitter handle where he was ‘chilling’ in a ‘cryogenic chamber’- a therapy that requires one to get inside a cylinder filled with liquid nitrogen. He captioned the image, 'literally chilling', however, the Indian batsman invited the trolls of Twitterati courtesy his latest image.
Chilling (literally)..... pic.twitter.com/3XuRO0BDYz— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) September 23, 2019
Here are some of the reactions:
Kal Africa wale bhi chilled kr diye— Shashank Rai (@Shashan35073215) September 23, 2019
You were chilling in dug out at world cup semi too— Suyash Saxena (@5uyash) September 23, 2019
Don’t come out , you look good there. You need some time off cricket..— Sunny Jain (@sunnyjainn) September 23, 2019
Abe tu sirf chill kar kyu ki ab tu odi , or T20 se bhi bahar hoga— Pranav Singh (@PranavS64212313) September 23, 2019
Rahul will now shift focus towards the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019/20 where he will represent Karnataka. Manish Pandey has been given the leadership duties which will give Rahul the required time to resurrect his flaws and stage a comeback in the national side.
Talking about Team India, Virat Kohli-led side are gearing up for the three-match Test series versus South Africa at home. Following the 1-1 scoreline in T20Is, the home side will be eager to make amends and consolidate their top spot in the ICC Test Championship when they face Proteas. In the last Test series between both sides, South Africa emerged on top by 2-1 in a closely-fought series in the African nation in early 2018.
In the current Test Championship rankings, India are well-placed at the top with 120 points. On the other hand, the forthcoming series will mark South Africa's first assignment in the inaugural ICC tournament played in whites.