Aakash Chopra comments on Ajinkya Rahane’s dismissal patern
By SMCS - Sep 12, 2021 11:35 am
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Former India cricketer turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has opened up on the fact that Ajinkya Rahane’s dismissals in the Test series against England have shown a distinct pattern. Notably, the experienced batsman has been going through a rough patch.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra

He has scored only 109 runs in the series which came at an average of 15.57. Moreover, he never looked comfortable in the middle as well. While commenting on Ajinkya Rahane’s dismissals in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra shared that a pattern was clearly evident.

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He said: “The problem at hand is that there is a pattern that has developed if you see his dismissals one by one. The first dismissal at Nottingham of course, a run was not available, he just went for it and got run out. The tour did not get off to a good start.”

He continued: “But after that, Jimmy Anderson got him caught at slip with the second new ball. He got out against Moeen Ali at Lord’s, playing a full delivery off the back foot. Did he not read the length properly once again?”

ajinkya rahane
Ajinkya Rahane

However, Aakash Chopra further added that apart from the final dismissal at the Oval, he committed mistakes while playing at Trent Bridge and got the victim of away-going deliveries.

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He observed: “Ollie Robinson – Headingley, gets an edge to be caught behind. And then becomes a victim of Jimmy Anderson in the second innings. Then he falls prey to Craig Overton in the first innings at Oval, leg before in the second innings against Chris Woakes.”

“If there is a pattern that has developed for Kohli, a pattern has also developed for Ajju. He got the outside edge many times and in the end the ball hit his pad as well, which was a full delivery and I think both are not totally disconnected,” Aakash Chopra concluded.