Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir dropped out of the India-England Test series after he got out at duck in the second innings of the first Test at Rajkot against England. While, fit again KL Rahul got BCCI’s nod to play 2nd Test at Vizag ahead of Gambir.
29 runs in 108 balls in first innings and then bare duck in second innings in first became the reason for Gautam Gambhir’s drop out from the Vizag Test.
Gautam Gambhir had always performed well and had a high beaming career with 4154 Test runs in 58 Test matches, 5238 runs in 147 One Day internationals and whopping 932 runs in just 37 T20 internationals.
However, Kannaur Lokesh Rahul had records of 562 runs in 9 test matches, 179 runs in 5 matches and 196 runs in 3 One Day International machtes.
So, the question which is now striking in everyone’s mind is, was the decision of dropping pro-player Gautam Ganbhir and giving preference to KL Rahul was fair?
Twitterati also doesn’t seem happy with this decision of BCCI. Here is how twitterati reacted to Gautam Gambhir’s ousted from Test series against England:
Just one bad day & they will forget all your achievements 😔 #GautamGambhir
— Kushagr Pandey (@KushagrP) November 13, 2016
Literally laughing at some comments 😂 like seriously do you even know who Gautam Gambhir is and what he has done for us?
— GautamGambhir_97 (@GautamGambhir97) November 17, 2016
Since Rahul went out because of an injury, it’s only fair that he gets his place back, once fit. A little harsh on Gambhir though…
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 16, 2016
KL Rahul wasted Opportunity plus took opportunity of #GautamGambhir
— atik kadam (@KadamAtik) November 17, 2016
#GautamGambhir should be given a chance tomorrow again..
— Yogesh Pandey (@YogeshDilwale) November 16, 2016