Not way back, Prasad launched a scathing assault on Rahul following his failure to carry out for Team India within the extremely anticipated Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
In a stunning twist, former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, identified for his frank and typically harsh opinions, has revealed a extra compassionate facet. Despite his repute as a robust critic of KL Rahul, the proficient wicketkeeper-batter, Prasad lately admitted to secretly praying for Rahul’s success in his comeback journey throughout the upcoming Asia Cup 2023.
Rahul, a extremely revered batter, has secured a spot in Team India’s 17-man squad for the upcoming continental occasion, which is scheduled to start on August 30 in Multan. What makes this much more intriguing is that Rahul has made the reduce regardless of dealing with a persistent damage, including additional significance to his choice.
The day after Rahul’s inclusion within the Asia Cup squad, Venkatesh Prasad shocked everybody by sharing an image with the famend Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty, who additionally occurs to be Rahul’s father-in-law. This surprising duo launched into a go to to the Swami Narayan temple in New Jersey, infusing their camaraderie with a contact of spirituality.
Venkatesh Prasad took to X (beforehand often called Twitter) to share a selfie with Shetty. He captioned the publish:
“Visited the Swami Narayan temple in New Jersey with Anna. Prayed for the well-being of all Bharatvasis & for the Indian Team to do well in the World Cup. Also secretly prayed for KL to smash it to all corners, have a great world cup, and silence his critics like me. Sab khush rahein. (Hope everybody is happy).”
Visited the Swami Narayan temple in New Jeresy with Anna.
Prayed for nicely being of all Bharatvasis & for the Indian Team to do nicely within the World Cup. Also secretely prayed for KL to smash it to all corners, have an awesome world cup and silence his critics like me.
Sab khush rahein. pic.twitter.com/CcVQif41yK
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) August 22, 2023
Not way back, Prasad launched a scathing assault on Rahul following his failure to carry out for Team India within the extremely anticipated Border-Gavaskar Trophy. As a consequence, Rahul was stripped of his vice-captaincy place after his poor efficiency in Test cricket. Unfortunately, Rahul’s misfortune continued when he sustained an damage whereas fielding for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) throughout the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match towards Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on May 1st. Consequently, Rahul was unable to take part in the whole IPL 2023 and missed the summit conflict of the ICC World Test Championship attributable to a thigh damage.
Since the IPL 2023, the 32-year-old Rahul has not participated in any aggressive cricket. During the announcement of India’s squad for the Asia Cup, chief selector Ajit Agarkar disclosed that Rahul had developed a niggle previous to his anticipated return.
“It is not the original injury. There is a niggle. That is why Sanju is travelling (to Sri Lanka). We are expecting Rahul to be fit. If not the start of Asia Cup may be by the second or the third game. Shreyas Iyer is fully fit,” Agarkar mentioned.
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