Kuldeep Yadav’s exclusion from the starting XI for the second Test of the series against Bangladesh was a somewhat startling choice made by Team India on Thursday. Kuldeep, who had a player of the match performance in the first game, had eight dismissals total and had taken five wickets in the Test’s first innings. Kuldeep was replaced in the second Test by Jaydev Unadkat, who made his way back into the team after a 12-year absence.

Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, chose to bat in Dhaka, and KL Rahul, India’s acting captain, acknowledged that this was the sole alteration to the team’s XI for the match.

Twitter criticized Rahul and head coach Rahul Dravid on the decision to bench Kuldeep and expressed displeasure with the move.

Following are a few of the tweets:

Bangladesh made two changes after their 188-run loss in the first test match at Chattogram, replacing Yasir Ali and Ebadot Hossain with batsman Mominul Haque and fast bowler Taskin Ahmed. Due to a back issue, Hossain was unable to bowl in the first test’s second innings.

India made one change, bringing back pacer Jaydev Unadkat after a 12-year absence.

Unadkat faced South Africa in his lone test in December 2010. He took over for wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, whose 8-113 game haul in the first test was crucial to India’s triumph.

Rahul, the captain of India, remarked that even though the surface was “confusing,” India would have batted if he had won the toss. Rahul said, “There is a lot of grass.” India is now second in the World Test Championship and has a chance to clinch their place with another victory in the second Test against Bangladesh. I’m not too unhappy since I have no clue what to anticipate from this surface.