India’s opening batter KL Rahul is on the receiving end of trolls and criticism. The 30-year-old is facing a lot of heat for not living up to the expectations of the fans as well as some experts. With Rahul failing to put up a big score consistently and with players like Shubman Gill waiting in the wings, the cries for dropping the batter are getting louder and louder.
Although many are supporting Rahul in his bad phase, almost everyone is backing Gill to replace Rahul in the next two Test matches against Australia. Meanwhile, the Indian team management including captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid have hinted that they might back Rahul once again and include him in the third Test.
Amid all this debate about whether Rahul should be dropped from the Test team or not, SportsTiger asked ChatGPT, the newly launched AI-based language model, if the batter should be dropped from the Test squad or not. The AI language had a really interesting answer ready which sounded rational.
ChatGPT says that such decisions are not made solely based on individual performances but the team management has to look for several factors before making any change to the playing XI.
“As an AI language model, I do not have personal opinions or biases, but based on statistical data and recent performances, it is difficult to say whether KL Rahul should be dropped from India's Test team,” stated ChatGPT.
“KL Rahul is an experienced and talented cricketer who has had some exceptional performances in the past. However, his recent form has not been up to the mark in the longest format of the game. In the last five Test matches he played, he has scored 150 runs at an average of 16.66, which is a cause of concern for the team management.
“But it's important to note that cricket is a team sport and decisions are not made solely based on individual performances. The team management considers several factors such as team balance, pitch conditions, and the opposition before making any changes to the playing XI.”
“Ultimately, it is up to the team management to decide whether KL Rahul should be dropped from the Test team. They would assess his form, the available options, and the team's overall strategy before making any decisions,” it concluded.
A lot has happened since India defeated Australia in the second Test in Delhi. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squad for the next two Tests and quite obviously Rahul was stripped of vice-captaincy. This decision from BCCI selectors has given an indication that Rahul might be dropped if he fails yet again.