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“There Was An Idea”: Ex-India Star Identifies Unlikely Hero For Visitors In Indore Test




Former India opener Aakash Chopra pointed to the reasons behind India’s defeat against Australia in the third Test in Indore and even identified an ‘unlikely’ hero for the visitors. The former cricketer heaped praise on Umesh Yadav, who enthralled everyone with his brand of pace bowling in the first innings. Umesh was in fiery form as he picked up three wickets and was able to accelerate on a wicket that fully supported the spinners. Chopra also praised Ravichandran Ashwin for his bowling but criticized some of the batsmen including Shreyas Iyer for his shot selection on the wicket.

“In the third Test, India got a breakthrough from an unexpected quarter where Umesh Yadav took three wickets and suddenly the idea came that they were in a good position to put up 150 on the board, so Umesh Yadav helped them pull them back . Little. He did some reverse swing which got wickets and then came Ravichandran Ashwin who also took three wickets. But to win the match, it was very important that they have a strong opening but they didn’t have one,” he said during JioCinema’s ‘#AkashVani’.

Shubman Gill tries to hit a big hit but gets out to Nathan Lyon. Rohit Sharma was also out, hit on his pad and took DRS with him. Cheteshwar Pujara came in and scored a brilliant half-century that helped India take the lead; He stood his ground and played really well, and if we look at both the innings from an Indian perspective, it came down to him alone. Virat Kohli comes forward, hits a six, but gets out. Then the lower order collapsed, Shreyas Iyer and wickets kept falling one after the other. Hence, their team lacked the much-needed flexibility,” he added.

Chopra also spoke on Rohit Sharma and explained why he excelled as a Test opener.

“The format which is in Test cricket, which is the DNA, Rohit Sharma was seeing that early on. Earlier, he used to get a bit lost, he used to hit quickly with his bat, but now he takes his time because he is comfortable in defense and now he dictates his own flow, and it has changed everything for him. Because earlier he couldn’t use to understand the demand of the situation. But now they have got the format right and have caught the vein of the format,” he concluded.

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