‘Indian Openers Are Irresponsible’: Aakash Chopra Lashes Out At Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, And Ishan Kishan. 

Priority one for India’s batters coming into the second T20I encounter against Sri Lanka on January 5 in Pune, according to Aakash Chopra, is their inability to take advantage of their opportunities.

None of the top five Indian hitters passed the 40-run mark in the first Twenty20 International between the two nations on Tuesday, January 3 in Mumbai. A 68-run unbroken partnership between Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel helped the Men in Blue, who were in trouble at 94/5 after 14.1 overs, reach a decent score.

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In a video uploaded to his YouTube page, Aakash Chopra explained why India’s lower-order hitters are getting to bat frequently.

“My worries are straightforward: based on the Indian team’s T20I batting over the past eight months, the hitter who is batting at No. 8 or No. 9 deserves to go first. It occurred at the World Cup, here, and previously during the Asia Cup. Everyone gets a chance to bat, and we are not getting 200 runs.”

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Ishan Kishan helped India get off to a quick start against Sri Lanka in the first T20I. However, after losing several wickets, Hardik Pandya and company were in trouble before mounting a recovery to score a decent total.

“You need to take on a bit more responsibility”: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra went on to remark that India’s batsmen might learn how to write solid innings despite aggressive batting by watching players like Jos Buttler and Alex Hales.

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“You need to take on a bit more responsibility, as Alex Hales and Jos Buttler demonstrated against India. It goes without saying that you don’t want to play selfishly or slow down, but if you’ve gotten off to a good start and have reached 30 to 40, then make it count,” Aakash Chopra said.

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For India’s final two T20Is against Sri Lanka, Sanju Samson won’t be available. It will be interesting to see whether Rahul Tripathi or Shubman Gill decides to bat in the middle order.

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