Leeds: Neymar is the most expensive player in soccer history, one of the finest players in the world, a national hero, a cultural icon, a potential World Cup champion and an absolute embarrassment also at the same time. Neymar is frequently seen rolling on the floors and faking an injury to get referee’s attention. He did the same throughout the 2019 World Cup. But his behavior is proving to be boon for some Indian cricketers like Murali Vijay and KL Rahul. They were seen watching a lot of Neymar videos in the team hotel so that they can fake an injury and pull themselves out for contention for a place in the 3rd test match team.
KL and Vijay are having a tough time facing the moving ball against the swing masters Anderson and company. Vijay got a pair in the 2nd test and Twitter had a field day in making memes on him. Rahul is not far behind after not living up to the expectations from him after a stellar IPL season. It makes sense for both the players to get themselves out of the team sheet in order to prolong their career because one more failure can caste doubt on their future prospects.
KL and Vijay also know the fact that one of them will surely be replaced by Rishab Pant in the 3rd test and the player with a more serious injury will be the one to make way. It is like a competition for them now to fake an injury better than the other one. And what better way than watching Neymar videos for the same. Neymar is the epitome of ‘Faking an injury’ and grabbing attention. The ball is in Kohli’s court to decide who he will replace Pant with.