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After Venkatesh Prasad’s “agenda peddler” charge, the former India opener wants to video chat. Pace Great Says No




The ongoing social media tussle over KL Rahul’s repeated inclusion in the India XI despite his repeated failures took an ugly turn on Tuesday. The issue took place between former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad and former India opener Aakash Chopra. Prasad has been quite vocal on social media that Rahul is being given a long rope while other performers like Kuldeep Yadav have been let out with ease.

Former India opener Aakash Chopra meanwhile did a YouTube video on KL Rahul. At the end of the video, Chopra urges Prasad to keep calm and not peddle an ‘agenda’ if there are any or highlight figures in line with his views.

“I am not saying that KL Rahul will become like Rohit Sharma, but I humbly request you to keep calm. If there is an agenda, don’t pedal them. Let’s talk about the numbers which actually and not those that conform to your ideas.” Akash insisted.

The comment didn’t go down well with Prasad and he took to social media to lash out at the former India opener. “So my friend Aakash Chopra this morning after making a poor video on YouTube where he calls me an agenda peddle, subtly and cleverly misquotes me, removes Mayank’s average of 70 at home , Wants to stop views that are not in line with what he believes but wanted to get Rohit out,” Prasad wrote in a series of tweets.

“I don’t have any agenda against any player, there may be other people who have. Differences are fine but it’s funny for them to call opposing views as their personal agenda and don’t bring it on Twitter.”
@cricketaakash, given that he has made an illustrious career out of giving vent to his ideas. I have nothing against KL or any other player, my voice is against unfair selection and different criteria for performers. Be it Sarfaraz or Kuldeep, voice has been given on the basis of merit. But it was disappointing to see Akash calling it a personal agenda.”

Now Chopra has responded to the allegations. “Venky bhai, messages are getting lost in translation. You are here. I am on YT. I invite you to come on a video chat…we can do this live. Difference on views is good… Let’s do this properly I will have no one sponsors this and no one will make money from this. Ready for this? You have my number,” tweeted Aakash Chopra.

However, Prasad did not accept the invitation. Prasad wrote on Twitter, “No Akash, nothing is lost in translation. In your 12 minute video you have called me an agenda peddler because it is not in line with your statement.” “It’s very clear. And I’ve made my points very clear in this Twitter thread. Don’t want to engage with you any further on this.”

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