‘Ye kis line mei aa gaye aap’ - Venkatesh Prasad heaps praise on ‘brilliant’ KL Rahul for his knock against Australia in 1st ODI

Former India bowler Venkatesh is known for being India batter KL Rahul's one of harshest critic in recent times.

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‘Ye kis line mei aa gaye aap’ - Venkatesh Prasad heaps praise on ‘brilliant’ KL Rahul for his knock against Australia in 1st ODI

(From the left) Venkatesh Prasad and KL Rahul (Source - Twitter)

The three-match ODI series between India and Australia kicked off on Friday at Wankhede in Mumbai. It was the Men in Blue, led by interim skipper Hardik Pandya, who won the game by five wickets. It was a day that went a lot right for the bowlers, especially the pacers, with batters of either side struggling to score runs freely.

On this track, when the going got tough, it was KL Rahul who diffused any threat from the Aussies and played a wonderful knock to see India home. And it was very crucial for Rahul to shine since he has been under the scanner after a series of poor performances in T20Is and Tests, which led to several fans and former players criticising the batter. And one such critic was Venkatesh Prasad who has built a reputation for being Rahul’s harshest critic in recent times.

Prasad lauds ‘composed’ Rahul and team India

Prasad, however, after Rahul’s recent ODI knock against Australia, gave the batter the much-deserved plaudits. It was Rahul’s unbeaten innings of 75 off 91, with grit, technique and composure that took India over the finishing line, chasing a target of 189. Although the target was not massive, India were at 39-4 at one point with Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav all failing to score past 5 runs. But the sixth-wicket partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Rahul ensured that the home side had the game under their grasp.

Prasad took to his Twitter handle to appreciate Rahul and the team’s performance. “Excellent composure under pressure and a brilliant innings by KL Rahul. Top knock. Great support by Ravindra Jadeja and a good win for India,” wrote Prasad on Twitter. This came only a month after Prasad said that claimed Rahul’s selection in India’s Test team is something that had not happened over the last 20 years to an Indian top-order batter whose average was as low as his. Prasad also went on to say that Rahul’s inclusion shakes his belief in justice.

Prasad’s change in opinion about Rahul has initiated plenty of reactions from fans on social media platforms. 

Here are some of the reactions from the fans on Twitter -



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