Team India’s opener KL Rahul’s bat may have been quiet for some time now, but there has been an uproar on social media regarding his place in the team. A Twitter war broke out between former Indian fast bowlers Venkatesh Prasad and Aakash Chopra over Rahul. Now the entry of former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has been made in this controversy.
KL Rahul has so far proved to be a flop in the ongoing Border Gavaskar series between India and Australia. Despite his poor performance, he was included in the team for the next two Tests, although in a major decision, the BCCI removed Rahul from the post of vice-captain.
Bhajji’s entry in Akash Chopra-Venkatesh Prasad controversy
Former India bowler Harbhajan Singh, while defending KL Rahul, has demanded that the fans not troll him. Bhajji has urged fans not to criticize a player so much that he loses his mental health.
Talking about KL Rahul on his YouTube channel, Harbhajan Singh said, “Whenever a player is out of form, the most hurt is the player himself and then his family. I understand as fans you are all passionate and love your players, but it is not fair to criticize so much that it affects the mental health of the player.”
Bhajji further said that KL Rahul has not committed any crime that you all are going after him. If a player is failing, he will eventually be replaced. If we can’t respect our own player then how is it right.
Harbhajan recently tweeted in support of KL Rahul in which he wrote, “Can we leave KL Rahul alone? He hasn’t committed any crime. He is still a top player. He will come back strong. So Please respect the fact that he is our own player and have faith.”
A heated debate continues between Akash Chopra and Venkatesh Prasad regarding KL Rahul, whose claim has merit?