As expected Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul faced the heat on Twitter after their dismal performance in the 4th Test against England at Southampton.
Pandya managed scores of 4 and 0, whereas KL Rahul got out at 19 and 0. Twitterati left no stone unturned in mocking these two cricketers. Some of the Indian fans made much rude comments while some subtly roasted them.
Here are the tweets:
Once upon a time India's No. 6 batsman was the legendary Laxman. Now, it is Hardik Pandya. This inglorious fall of the batting middle order is unacceptable. Bahut ho gaya nautanki!
— Sohini (@Mittermaniac) September 2, 2018
— Amitesh (@_amiteshSingh_) September 2, 2018
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadejaaaa) September 2, 2018
Proud to share that KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and I have contributed equally in this inning.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) September 2, 2018
Hardik Pandya is like the parody account of Jacques Kallis #ENGvIND
— Abhishek (@ImAbhishek7_) September 2, 2018
Whenever somebody says, Hardik Pandya is today's Kapil Dev of test matches.. pic.twitter.com/K7gAbzTMJC
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) September 2, 2018
— Who_I$_PG (@ItsPbg) September 3, 2018
Hardik pandya should be dropped from the Indian team's squad Immediately..
— Raj Mukherjee (@rajmukh54102282) September 3, 2018
— Nikhilchhillar7 (@ChhillarNikhil) September 3, 2018
Kl Rahul Pandya waste of a time…
— Pramukh (@Pramuck) September 3, 2018
— Ahmed khan (@bollywoodspy1) September 3, 2018
During the post-match show on Day 4 of the Southampton Test, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was also critical of Pandya, who failed to prove his potential on the big stage.
“You want to call Hardik Pandya an all-rounder? Whoever wants to call Pandya an all-rounder, may call! But I don’t think so,” Gavaskar had said.