Feb 22, 2023Venkatesh Prasad's scathing attack on KL Rahul: 10 pointsHarshit Bisht

'KL's performances below par'

Venkatesh tweeted for the first time against KL Rahul during the third day of the 1st IND-AUS Test, in which he wrote that the 30-year-old batter’s performances have been below par.

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'Some are lucky to get chances endlessly'

He said that while the likes of Shubman Gill and Sarfaraz Khan are waiting in the wings despite scoring big runs, some are just lucky to be given chances endlessly till they succeed.

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'Selection based on favouritism'

In a serious allegation, he mentioned that Rahul’s selection is not based on performance but on favoritism.

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Prasad targeted Rahul's low average in Tests

After KL failed to fire in the first innings of the 2nd Test, Venkatesh again slammed Rahul and said no top-order batsman in at least the last 20 years of Indian cricket has played these many tests with such a low average.

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'Shakes belief in justice'

He said that Rahul’s inclusion shakes belief in justice, and his consistent inclusion gives the impression of a lack of batting talent in India, which isn’t true.

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Rahul's worrying numbers in Tests

He even shared a tweet that showed Rahul’s worrying numbers in Test cricket and sarcastically wrote, "Still considered by management as the second best Test opener in a country with so much batting talent."

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Aaakash Chopra joins the bandwagon

Upon Prasad’s constant criticism of KL Rahul, former Indian opener Aakash Chopra joined the bandwagon and asked him not to say anything till the game is going on.

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'Nothing personal'

Following the conclusion of the second Test, Prasad clarified his stance, saying that he has nothing personal against the batter and instead suggested that he play county cricket to reclaim his place in the team.

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BCCI sack KL Rahul

KL Rahul was sacked as India’s Test vice-captain following the team’s win in the 2nd Test.

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