Australia vs India 3rd Test Melbourne: Fans feel India has found a reliable opener after Mayank Agarwal impressed on debut with 76 runs. Twitterverse also feels it is the end of the road for KL Rahul, who has been woefully out of form. Rahul managed merely 48 runs from four innings in the first two Tests. Mayank showed good technique and temperament while countering the Australian pacers. What helped Mayank was the flat nature of the track at Melbourne. He was looking set to get to a century but that did not happen as he gloved a ball to Tim Paine at the stroke of tea on Day 1. Pat Cummins got Australia the breakthrough.
Here is how fans reacted to KL Rahul being dropped.
At tea on Day 1, India are 123/2 with Pujara at the wicket on 33 and will be joined by Virat Kohli.
Australia (Playing XI): Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wk/C), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
India (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah