India reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as they won the four-match series against Australia 2-1. The team led by Rohit Sharma was at the top for the better part of the series as they retained the series after the second match itself.
India mostly had most of the players chip in the victories, but only a handful of players could not make an impact. India’s star opener KL Rahul is one of those players. The opening batter played in the first two games, but could only manage 38 runs in the first innings.
As a result of his consistent poor performances, Rahul was dropped from the Vice Captaincy position and also lost a place in the Playing XI. He had to make way for the in-form Shubman Gill, who scored a century in the final game played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
In the meantime, a video from after the series has been doing rounds on the internet. The Indian skipper was seen walking towards Rahul with the series trophy. While the wicketkeeper batter laid his hands on the trophy to take it from the skipper, Rohit overlooked him and passed it to Ravichandran Ashwin. The all-rounder was seen laughing as he walked away with the trophy.
Here is KL Rahul’s video
Nothing serious or funny pic.twitter.com/puvwQvpAlF
— Antimonitor (@antimonitor77) March 13, 2023
The two Test cricketing titans will now meet in the Test Championship final at the Oval on June 7th. India qualified for the Final thanks to New Zealand‘s victory over Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Their place was in jeopardy as Sri Lanka also stood a chance to win the match.
India and Australia will also play a three-match ODI series before the Test Championship final, starting on the 17th of March. The iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will hold the first match, followed by the next two matches in Vishakhapatnam and Chennai on the 19th and 22nd of March, respectively.
Here is how Twitter reacted
Sharma to bKL. pic.twitter.com/uLFPYdXD1D
— ????? ????? (@Lord_Lauki) March 14, 2023
Sach to ye hai..ki India wo hi matches jeeta jisme KL rahul khela..
— Aditya (@aditya10on9) March 13, 2023
Rahul at that time ? pic.twitter.com/h0Y7wfoENd
— ????????? (@Vinod96s) March 13, 2023
— ????? ????? ??????? (@nitishkr_) March 13, 2023
No one can match the class which KL Rahul have..
The time is not good for him but hoping for a special comeback soon..
— arnav (@ArnavSi30870779) March 13, 2023
Rohit don't have any intentions as Rohit was about to pass the trophy to kl but Ashwin interrupted and takeover from him but no harms here to anyone ( kl also about to pass trophy to debutants ) at end Surya n s Bharat celebrated with the trophy
— onkar ?? (@OmkarLabde) March 13, 2023
Rahul waiting for MI vs LSG? pic.twitter.com/SQzNXe126X
— Sai (@Sai18vkking) March 13, 2023
India are yet to win without KL Rahul in the playing XI ?
— Syed Abdul Aleem (@aleem_1690) March 13, 2023
BKL ko kyu nhi diya trophy , he has given so many important runs in this BGT ?
— ?????? (@2003_aditya) March 13, 2023
Kohli ko bure vaqt me hmne sath diya tha ,isi tarah Kl rahul ke bure vaqt me hame use sath dena chahiye
— Muhammad Patel?????? (@Muhammadpatel97) March 13, 2023