Former India opening batsman Aakash Chopra and sports journalist Vikrant Gupta entered into of tussle of words on Twitter after Aakash Chopra decided to hit back on the headline posted by the channel SportsTak on how Rohit Sharma replied back to Aakash Chopra regarding his comment ‘Could Rohit had won five IPL if he had a team like RCB’
It all started when Aakash asked on social media whether Rohit can replicate the same success which he has had with Mumbai Indians if he was given a side like RCB. To Which Rohit replied by saying,
“Lot of people, I hear say that can he (Rohit) do it with other teams? Firstly, why shall I need to do it with other teams? There is a certain way this franchise wants to go and same direction I want to go as well, both as a player and leader,” he was quoted as saying by Outlook.
Aakash Chopra engaged in a heated argument
Sports Tak a sports channel flagged this statement by Rohit as a response to Aakash Chopra’s comment which didn’t go out well with Aakash as he then took a jibe at Aaj Tak during one of the episodes of his own show Cricket Aakash. Followed by which a Twitter user spiked the debate as he posted,
“sir aaj aapne indirectly kya dhoya @sports_ta and @vikrantgupta73 ko aaj ki video me!!”
It spiked a heated debate between the two as both of them indulged in a series of arguments. Vikrant Gupta didn’t like the fact that Aakash Chopra took a jibe at his channel during his show and insisted that if that reply by Rohit Sharma was not directed towards his statement, then his channel would publicly apologise to Aakash.
Aakash Chopra further posted a screenshot of the headline posted by Sports Tak and further went on to flag it is as poor journalism. The noted journalist didn’t lag behind and further stretched the argument and asked Aakash to showcase any other individual who had put out a similar statement of that of Aakash on Rohit Sharma.