When KL Rahul got out, India’s score was 11 runs, in which 9 runs were from 12 balls. That is, Rahul was looking in excellent touch.
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In the match against Netherlands, India won the toss and decided to bat first, then it was expected that runs would rain. A big partnership was expected from the opening pair. But, this expectation proved to be wrong when a decision of Rohit Sharma became suicidal for the team. India had to pay the price of his decision in the form of the wicket of KL Rahul. Now the question is, what happened in the middle ground? How did captain Rohit Sharma become the reason for KL Rahul’s wicket?
Actually, this whole matter is related to the third over of the Indian innings, in which KL Rahul got out. On the fourth ball of this over, there was a strong appeal of LBW against KL Rahul. Against this appeal, KL Rahul thought of taking DRS. But captain Rohit Sharma refused to do so with great confidence.
Rohit Sharma’s decision fatal for KL Rahul
KL Rahul got out and returned to the dugout. At the time when he got out, India’s score was 11 runs, in which Rahul had 9 runs. That is, Rahul was looking in excellent touch. But so much happened on one ball that India had to pay for it in the form of his wicket.
When Rahul returned to the dugout, when a replay of his LBW was seen, it was found that the ball was missing the wicket. That is, in that sense he was not out.
A solid start with the ball for Netherlands in the Powerplay#NEDvIND , : https://t.co/9FPx3tOBBe
— ICC (@ICC) October 27, 2022
It was missing the wickets. pic.twitter.com/OEwPBEJDTo
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 27, 2022
Good start by the Netherlands. Disciplined bowling. India 67 for 1 after 10 overs. Let’s break that partnership.@t20worldcup#wewinnenveelmetsport #teamnl #joinourjourney #samensterker #fairtree #t20worldcup #icc #haveaniceday
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— Cricket🏏Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) October 27, 2022
The one who dismissed Rahul became the successful bowler of the Netherlands
The wicket of KL Rahul was taken by the Netherlands bowler Paul van Mierken. With this wicket, he also became the most successful bowler of the Netherlands in T20 Internationals. He broke Peter Seeler’s record of 58 wickets in this case.