Former India cricketers, Venkatesh Prasad, and Aakash Chopra are having a tremendous fight over KL Rahul’s inclusion in the Indian Test team. It all started a few days ago when Prasad started pointing out why Rahul shouldn’t be in the team. On the other hand, Chopra has been supporting Rahul’s inclusion in the team for various reasons. Meanwhile, the debate had turned into a battle ground after Chopra’s recent video.
He said “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. He has shown 14 overseas innings in which he has an average of 37, in which he has conveniently not spoken about SENA countries. If we see only SENA, his numbers will also not be that good. His away numbers are looking good because of Bangladesh,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.
Venkatesh Prasad digs out Aakash Chopra’s old tweet and calls him vile
In reply, the former India pacer, Prasad dug out an 11-year-old tweet of Chopra. In the tweet, Chopra had called out Rohit Sharma’s inclusion in a game in late 2012
“So my friend Aakash Chopra after making a vile video on YouTube this morning where he calls me an agenda peddler, 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, [it] is funny for Aakash, considering he has made a great career by airing his views,” 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 pic.twitter.com/2HwFLMgvmd
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) February 21, 2023
This is how Twitter reacted
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— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) February 21, 2023
Venkatesh Prasad v Aakash Chopra. Venky bhai running through Delhi in 1999-00, and Chopra saab scoring a ton.
Now the battle is on Twitter.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) February 21, 2023
Dekra hai na Sunil Bhai pic.twitter.com/FX4adXydcS
— jetha hitler ? (@baapofhollywood) February 21, 2023
Well Said Venkatesh Sir .Very happy to see you banging this hypocrite Aakash jhopda. @cricketaakash ?.
Ispe Ek hi line fit baithta hai – "Khelne Aata Tha j#@+# bhar aur Gyan pelta hai raat bhar"
Rohit Sharma Is Now Ruling Cricket , jhopda khopda
— Captain Jack Sparrow (@ImVivaan45) February 21, 2023
Mr Prasad ur heroics in 1996 WC QF against pakistan would be remembered forever. I think Chopra has forgotten the way you strike back when people provoke you. Akash Chopra must learn from what Aamir Sohail had to face n suffer forever.
— Ajit Kumar Dubey (@ajitkdubey) February 21, 2023
— ????? ?? (@RofiedAyush) February 21, 2023
Ye lo sir aur content jee bhar ke lado???? pic.twitter.com/exSQtEcL3N
— Archer (@poserarcher) February 21, 2023
Venkatesh Prasad sir to Aakash Chopra –
— Ministry Of Sarcasm (@M_OfSarcasm) February 21, 2023
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— Professor ngl ???? ???? ?? (@GaurangBhardwa1) February 21, 2023
Sir Aakash Chopra ko slow ball karke bowled kar do , usko batting nahi aati.
— chacha monk (@oldschoolmonk) February 21, 2023
Aakash Chopra can’t tell the difference between a leg stump and an off stump but we, as viewers, are forced to endure his torturous commentary each match. A few rhyming lines, almost cringe, and you have the analytical Chopra. ?????????
— Tushar Gupta (@Tushar15_) February 21, 2023