Rohit Sharma Faces Criticism from Former Indian Cricketer Aakash Chopra After Indore T20I Struggles


The Indian cricket team has triumphed in the first two matches of the 3-match T20I series against Afghanistan. Despite commendable performances from emerging talents like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Ravi Bishnoi, and Axar Patel, the spotlight has turned to captain Rohit Sharma, whose recent form has been less than stellar. Aakash Chopra, a former Indian cricketer, didn’t hold back in questioning Rohit’s shot selection, particularly scrutinizing a peculiar dismissal in the second T20I.

Rohit Sharma’s Dismal Run in the T20I Series Against Afghanistan

In the opening match, Rohit faced a run-out without scoring, and the second encounter saw him dismissed for a duck. Despite acknowledging Rohit’s undeniable talent, Chopra expressed surprise at the skipper’s uncharacteristic shot selection. Analyzing the moment when Rohit attempted an aggressive shot against Fazalhaq Farooqi, Chopra highlighted the unusual miss that resulted in the ball hitting the stumps.

Run-out was not his mistake, but the shot selection definitely was. There is no doubt about Rohit Sharma’s form and ability. However, he will have to be in form in the IPL, and I feel he will bat like this only. We need 38-40, the runs he was scoring in the ODI World Cup, from his bat,

Chopra remarked.

Rohit Sharma’s Battle for the T20 World Cup 2024 Spot

As the race intensifies for spots in the T20 World Cup 2024 squad, Rohit finds himself facing stiff competition from emerging talents like Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and others vying for the coveted opening spot. With the IPL on the horizon, Chopra emphasizes the crucial need for Rohit to rediscover his form and replicate the impactful performances witnessed during the ODI World Cup.

On a related note, Virat Kohli’s aggressive comeback in the T20I match, where he scored a quick 29 off 16 balls, adds an intriguing dynamic to the team’s dynamics, especially as the competition for spots continues to heat up.

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