Legendary cricketer Harbhajan Singh responded to the controversy surrounding KL Rahul’s lackluster performance in the second ICC World Test Championship on Tuesday by putting an end to the haters of the batter who is out of form. For the third Test between Australia and the hosts India, opener Rahul is quite likely to be replaced by an effective Shubman Gill after playing a string of forgettable innings in the high-profile Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Rahul was kept in the Indian team for the third and fourth Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in spite of his recent series of dismal performances. Although Rahul was able to stay in the team, he lost his position as India’s vice-captain for the longest format. The replacement for Rohit Sharma in India for the upcoming two Border-Gavaskar Trophy games in Indore and Ahmedabad has not yet been announced.
As Prasad, an ex-Indian bowler, repeatedly questioned Rahul’s selection on Twitter, Harbhajan’s comment came out. On Rahul’s batting slump in Test cricket, former Indian players Prasad and Chopra are also at odds with one another. Tuesday, Prasad declined Chopra’s offer to engage in a live discussion about the controversy surrounding Rahul’s appointment.