Cricket News: After Ajinkya Rahane is removed for a duck in the second innings of the fourth Test, Indian fans react

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Cricket News: The stage was set perfectly for the all-important Day 4 at the Oval after three exhilarating days of cricket in the 4th Test between India and England. Early in the day, the visitors lost Ravindra Jadeja’s wicket, and the onus was on captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane to produce some critical runs for their side.

Rahane entered the innings on the heels of a dismal series in which he was virtually playing for his Test career’s survival. The pressure was obvious on the right-handed batsman’s face, and he appeared to be lacking in confidence.

He was first given LBW for failing to take a shot at Chris Woakes’ delivery but was spared by DRS. Unfortunately, luck was not on his side the next time, as he missed a straight ball and was stranded in front.

Here’s how Rahane was fired:

Rahane’s bad form has continued

On Day 4 at The Oval, the Indian vice-captain had a nightmare at the crease, looking completely bewildered during his 8-ball duck. After being dismissed, Rahane’s bad form in the ongoing Test series continued, with scores of 5, 1, 61, 18, 10, and 14 previous to this innings.

Fans were not expecting a total of 109 runs at an average of 15.57 from India’s foreign Test specialist batter. Netizens slammed Rahane on social media, claiming that it was past time for India to drop him for the final Test, which would be beneficial to both the player and the team.

Fans feel this was Rahane’s final Test match

With the match poised at such a critical stage, Rahane’s expulsion enraged the Twitterati. While Pujara silenced his detractors with a magnificent fifty, Rahane failed to do the same, and India’s vice-performance captain’s disappointed the supporters.

Fans were not expecting a total of 109 runs at an average of 15.57 from India’s foreign Test specialist batter. Netizens slammed Ajankiya Rahane on social media, claiming that it was past time for India to drop him for the final Test, which would be beneficial to both the player and the team.

With the match poised at such a critical stage, Rahane’s expulsion enraged the Twitterati. While Pujara silenced his detractors with a magnificent fifty, Rahane failed to do the same, and India’s vice-performance captain’s disappointed the supporters.

While some believe the 33-year-old should retire from cricket, others believe it should be his final Test, especially with players like Suryakumar Yadav and Hanuma Vihari waiting in the wings.

Twitter’s reaction was as follows:

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