KL Rahul has scored just 38 runs in the last three innings.
KL Rahul has been on the target of Venkatesh Prasad for some time now.
New Delhi. Former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad has raised questions on the inclusion of KL Rahul in the remaining 2 Tests of the Border Gavaskar Trophy being played between India and Australia. Venkatesh Prasad has been fiercely criticizing KL Rahul on social media for some time now. KL Rahul has been struggling with the bat for quite some time now. In the last three innings, he has been able to score only 38 runs. Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid have insisted on keeping KL in the team considering his overseas record. In such a situation, Venkatesh Prasad has tweeted one after the other on Twitter, in which apart from KL Rahul, he has given records of many cricketers like Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal. He has said that there are players who have performed better in foreign conditions and have not been selected for the Indian team.
Venkatesh Prasad has been very vocal in his criticism of KL Rahul for some time now. He has once again attacked KL Rahul after the 30-year-old cricketer was retained in India’s squad for the remaining two Tests of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023. Let us tell you that the Indian cricket team is leading Australia 2-0 in the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Venkatesh Prasad in a series of tweets highlighted how Rahul’s Test average stands at 30 and he has scored 6 hundreds on foreign pitches. His recent track record has also been poor. He wrote, “There is an opinion that KL Rahul’s overseas Test record is excellent, but the statistics speak otherwise. He has a Test average of 30 in 56 innings abroad. He has scored 6 overseas centuries. His average is 30 with a low score. Let us also look at the statistics of some other cricketers.
He then compared the figures of Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill and former India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane with Rahul. Prasad said, “And if overseas performance is a criterion, then look at Ajinkya Rahane’s numbers. He has the best overseas Test record before being dropped from the team. His average is 40 in 50 Test matches. He was not in form, so he was dropped.
After this, Venkatesh Prasad told Shikhar Dhawan’s foreign record and said that his average is 40 with 5 centuries. The former bowler also commented on the figures of Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill. He told that Mayank’s domestic record is excellent. His average is close to 70 in 13 innings. He also told in his tweet about Shubman Gill’s 91-run innings in Gabba against Australia.
Venkatesh Prasad further said, “If KL Rahul is selected in the playing XI, he should score and silence the critics. Otherwise he should play county cricket. After performing in the county, he should return to the Indian Test team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 20, 2023, 17:16 IST