After KL Rahul was dropped from IND vs AUS 3rd Test on March 1 (Wednesday), Twitter was on fire with the hashtag #Venkatesh Prasad. Earlier, the former India pacer had backed dropping KL Rahul from the series due to his poor batting show in the first two Tests, where he hit just 38 runs in 3 innings.
Moreover, a verbal banter between former Indian player Venkatesh Prasad and cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra took place on social media. While Prasad lambasted KL Rahul over his batting failures, Chopra criticized Prasad for using selected stats to bash Rahul. The banter emerged so big that Prasad shared a series of tweets on Twitter attacking Chopra.
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#Venkatesh Prasad! Twitter Shares Hilarious Memes After KL Rahul’s Ouster
After Indian skipper Rohit Sharma revealed that KL Rahul has been dropped from IND vs AUS 3rd Test and replaced by Shubman Gill, Twitterati shared hilarious memes using Venkatesh Prasad hashtag. #Venkatesh Prasad also became the top Twitter trend on Wednesday morning.
Fans shared funny memes showing Prasad’s reaction after KL Rahul’s ouster in IND vs AUS 3rd Test. Have a look at some of the memes below.
Finally KL Rahul dropped 😐
Venkatesh Prasad right now :#INDvAUS #IndvsAus #BGT2023 #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/anRzb8ibc8
— Yogi Says (@imyogi_26) March 1, 2023
Scenes near Venkatesh Prasad 's house.
After the news of KL Rahul replaced by Shubman Gill pic.twitter.com/VJp3ttJPMw #INDvAUS #INDvsAUS3rdTEST
— 👑Che_ಕೃಷ್ಣ🇮🇳 (@ChekrishnaCk) March 1, 2023
Venkatesh Prasad right now
— SM (@dickjorsey) March 1, 2023
Venkatesh prasad & all Indian fans mood today after listening KL is finally not selected in playing 11
— Shakti Man 💥 (@IamShaktiMann) March 1, 2023
Venkatesh Prasad today #KLRahulpic.twitter.com/4ProN4ks3o
— Khushi🌻 (@damnitkhushi) March 1, 2023
Lord Venkatesh Prasad…🙌👑 pic.twitter.com/5ajMavivsL
— Siddhartha Patel 🔥 (@Siddhu__94) February 21, 2023
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After Venkatesh Prasad bashed KL Rahul and supported opener Shubman Gill, Chopra attacked him for his words and said that he has an agenda toward Rahul. This angered former India seamer who went on to attack Chopra on Twitter with multiple tweets.
He also liked Chopra’s old video in which he praised actor Suniel Shetty, who happens to be KL Rahul’s father-in-law. Cricket fans closely watched this Prasad vs Chopra battle on social media. Some Twitter users also shared some old videos of Chopra to support Prasad in the matter.
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Meanwhile, India won the toss and opted to bat first against Australia in the 3rd Test. The match is taking place at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Shubman Gill and Umesh Yadav have replaced KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami respectively in the match. India has already won the previous two Tests in the series and leads the series 2-0.
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