The ongoing debate surrounding the struggles of KL Rahul has gained momentum with the addition of former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop to the discussion. The argument has been growing rapidly, particularly in light of the now-famous clash between Aakash Chopra and Venkatesh Prasad.
KL Rahul’s poor performance with the bat in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 has been the primary topic of conversation. His inclusion in the team has been called into question, and the debate around his selection has intensified. Meanwhile, former India cricketers Aakash Chopra and Venkatesh Prasad have been engaged in a heated dispute over whether the 30-year-old should be included in the team or not.
‘it’s part and parcel of game’ says Ian Bishop
“I have no comments on the debate. I think it’s part and parcel of every cricketer’s life. I’ve been through it as a player and it’s just that it’s more magnified by a thousand more times that it would be in some countries. That’s because the population size is so big. Looking from the outside, you sort of think to yourself ‘Ok, it’s good to have debate’ but at the end of the day, the guy is a human being,”
Bishop said to sports journalist Vimal Kumar
Ian Bishop made it clear that he did not want to involve himself in the Chopra vs Prasad feud. However, he emphasized that he wished both Indian veterans would ease up on KL Rahul and give him some space. The ex-right-handed pace bowler explained that continuously criticizing and complaining about a player can significantly affect their mental health.
According to Ian Bishop, there was no reason to exaggerate and attack players personally on the internet. He believed that KL Rahul is a skilled player and that he would surely regain his form quickly.
“To see his name being trolled through social media is not an easy thing. He is a talented cricketer; he will find his way in different formats will take some time. I don’t want to get into that personal debate. Guys are going personally at each other. That’s not the way it should be. Just talk about it.”
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