Aakash Chopra says in India when someone does well, we want the other one to be left out
KL Rahul, who has been facing a lot of criticism due to his bad form, was backed by former India batter Aakash Chopra, who expressed that people are “fickle-minded” as they want the Karnataka batter to get dropped just because some other player is doing well.
Team India registered a 188-run triumph against Bangladesh in the first Test of the two-match series in Chattogram. Shubman Gill scored his maiden Test ton while Cheteshwar Pujara raised his century following a break of three years, as India posted a target of 513 runs.
However, Bangladesh was all out at 324, with Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav scalping four and three wickets respectively. In the absence of their regular skipper Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul drove Team India into the match but neglected to sparkle with the bat. In the two innings, the opening batter scored only 22 and 23 runs.
Rahul, who has been facing a lot of criticism due to his bad form, was backed by former India batter Aakash Chopra, who expressed that people are “fickle-minded” as they want the Karnataka batter to get dropped just because some other player is doing well.
“There is nothing much to see from India’s viewpoint. You want KL Rahul to score runs because he is an amazing player. It is not that he has become a bad player, but the environment in Indian cricket at the moment is that they are blaming Rahul whenever anything goes wrong. They are asking when Rahul will get dropped. In India, when someone does well, we want the other one to be left out. We are so fickle-minded; we change our opinions so quickly. It seems at the moment that there is no player more ordinary than KL Rahul because that environment has gotten created,”said Chopra on his YouTube channel.
While the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh, Chopra said that Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara need to keep up with their batting form in Dhaka, and batter Virat Kohli should adapt to the situation and smash a ton.
“I am looking for first-innings runs from Shubman Gill because you will need runs there. Cheteshwar Pujara – once again, a similar style. Runs from Virat Kohli’s bat. We were saying that Cheteshwar has scored a century after so many years. The truth is that Virat Kohli’s last century came in the pink-ball Test at Eden Gardens against Bangladesh in 2019. After that, a Test century has not come. He hasn’t played too much cricket as well but hasn’t scored too many runs in whatever he has played. So, you expect runs from his bat, that he also scores a century,”stated Chopra.