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Venkatesh Prasad Brutally Slams KL Rahul For Consistently Inconsistent; Accuses Selectors Of Favortism

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The former pace-bowler Venkatesh Prasad slams KL Rahul for his repetitive failure. Team India has started the four-test Border Gavaskar trophy series with a mammoth win by an inning and 132 runs. Aussies were unable to handle Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja’s spin in Nagpur. After winning the toss, Australia opted to bat first in Nagpur and gets bowled out at 177 runs in the first innings. In reply, Team India scored 400 runs in its first innings, thanks to Rohit Sharma’s captaincy knock of 120 runs and Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel’s half-centuries. In the second innings, Australia bowled out at 91 in merely a session.

However, even in the victory of Team India, there are things that the Indian team has to look for. The selectors have assigned KL Rahul as vice-captain of this series even after his disastrous form. KL Rahul is consistently inconsistent and once again failed to score big. He got out at just 20 runs. Venkatesh Prasad slams KL Rahul for his poor form.

 

‘KL Rahul’s Selection Is Not Based On Performance But Favoritism,’ Venkatesh Prasad

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In a five-tweet-long attack, Venkatesh Prasad questioned selectors on KL Rahul’s inclusion in the team. He wrote,

“I have a lot of regard for KL Rahul’s talent and ability, but sadly his performances have been well below par. A test average of 34 after 46 tests and more than 8 years in international cricket is ordinary. Can’t think of many who have been given so many chances. Especially..cont”

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Venkatesh Prasad continued,

“When there are so many waiting in the wings & in top form. Shubhman Gill is in sublime form,Sarfaraz has been scoring tons in FC cricket and many who deserve a chance ahead of Rahul. Some are just lucky to be given chances endlessly till they succeed while some aren’t allowed to.”

“And to make matters worse, Rahul is the designated vice-captain. Ashwin has a great cricketing brain, should be the vice captain in the Test format. If not him should be Pujara or Jadeja .Mayank Agarwal had a far better impact than Rahul in Tests and so did Vihari.”

“Rahul’s selection is not based on performance but favouritism . Has been Consistently inconsistent and for someone who has been around for 8 years not converted potential into performances. One of the reasons why many ex-cricketers aren’t vocal despite seeing such favouritism..”

 

“is the chances of losing out on potential IPL gigs. They wouldn’t want to rub the captain of a franchisee wrong way,as in today’s age most people like yes men and blind approvers. Often well wishers are your best critics but times have changed & people don’t want to be told truth.”

KL Rahul has been out of form for a long and there are many better players knocking on the door. Shubman Gill, who is in the form of his life, is on the bench because of KL Rahul. The second Test will start on February 17 at Arun Jaitely Stadium, New Delhi. Team India has not lost a Test match in Delhi for 36 years. What do you guys think about Venkatesh Prasad’s allegation? Let us know in the comments below.

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