Former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad has been making headlines for his social media outburst on the selection of KL Rahul in the Indian team. Prasad has been vocal regarding Rahul’s poor form and has also been involved in a spat with ex-India international Aakash Chopra.
In a recent Twitter thread posted by the former Karnataka pacer, he called Chopra for misquoting him and making ‘vile’ videos on his YouTube channel. Prasad also shared an old tweet made by Aakash Chopra where he criticised a young Rohit Sharma, who had four years of experience in international cricket.
Prasad tweeted, “So my friend Aakash Chopra after making a vile video on YouTube this morning where he calls me an agenda peddle, conveniently and cleverly misquotes me, removes Mayank’s average of 70 at home, wants to gag views which are not in line with what he believes but wanted Rohit out
I have no agenda against any player, maybe there are others who have. Difference of opinion is fine but calling contrary views as apna personal agenda and Twitter par mat laayein is funny for @cricketaakash, considering he has made a great career by airing his views.
This is what Aakash had aired when Rohit was 24 with 4 yrs in international cross. He can use sarcasm for Rohit at 24, and I cannot point out underperforming Rahul at 31 with 8 years in International cricket. Yeh bhi sahi hai”.
There has been a lot of discussion on KL Rahul’s place on the team based on his poor performances. This drought of runs also led to the stripping of his vice-captain title after the second Test against Australia. In 47 Tests, Rahul averaged only 33.44. His batting has hit a new low since scoring his last hundred against South Africa in December 2021, as he has scores of 23, 50, 8, 12, 10, 22, 23, 10, 2, 20, 17, 1.
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