KL Rahul‘s form has been the talk of the town for days. From fans to former players, everyone is sharing opinion on the same. While some are questioning the selection procedure, some still want to trust the process. Meanwhile Venkatesh Prasad, former India pacer asked for the exclusion of the opening batter from the team. On the other hand, former India batter Aakash Chopra has something else to say. He doesn’t only trust the selection committee and team management’s decision, he went ahead to ridicule what Prasad had said.
What Happened Earlier?
Prasad highlighted a few names to highlight how they have better statistics that KL Rahul. Speaking on the same, Chopra explained, “He (Prasad) didn’t even write about Shubman’s home numbers. Because you are showing averages, he has played 11 innings at home in which his average is 26.3. I am saying that you shouldn’t judge Shubman Gill with averages. He is a damn good player. He is a better player than that but use the same yardstick for the others.”
In the same way he also spoke about the numbers of Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan. He tried to explain how Prasad picked the numbers that suit his (Prasad’s) criticism. He said, “I am not saying KL Rahul will become like Rohit Sharma but I humbly request you to stay calm. If there are any agendas, let’s not peddle them. Let’s talk about the numbers that are actually there and not those that suit your thoughts.”
What’s Happening Now?
However, this did not go well with Venkatesh Prasad and he decided to share his thoughts on the same. “ 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.” He added, “I have nothing against KL or any other player, my voice has been against unfair selection and different yardsticks for performers . Be it Sarfaraz or Kuldeep, have voiced based on merit. But it was disappointing to see Aakash calling it personal agenda.”
Prasad came up with an old Tweet of Chopra that showed how the former India opener had taken a dig at India’s current captain, Rohit Sharma“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”. Prasad concluded saying, “I admire Aakash for the hardwork he puts on his YouTube channel but calling a different view point as agenda because it doesn’t suit his narrative is poor. There is no bitterness between us and since his video was in public domain wanted to put my point out here. Best wishes”.
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