Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra feels Yashasvi Jaiswal’s impetuosity cost him his wicket in the fifth T20I between India and the West Indies. However, Jaiswal scored five runs off four deliveries as the Men in Blue set a 166-run target for the Windies in Lauderhill, Florida, on Sunday, August 13 as well. Brandon King then scored an unbeaten 85 off 55 balls to help his side chase down the target with eight wickets and two overs to spare to clinch the series 3-2 as well.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “Yashasvi Jaiswal was the first to get out and I personally felt he got carried away a little too much. This will happen, you will get this with youth. He is extremely fearless but there is a very thin line, which you will see a kid crossing quite a few times. When Yashasvi played a reverse sweep, I was on commentary and I said that I feel he would get out. He is very close to my heart but I felt he would get out and he got out, not that because I said, but he got out.”
However, Yashasvi Jaiswal reverse-swept Akeal Hosein for a boundary off the second ball of the innings. He then gave an easy return catch to the left-arm spinner off the penultimate ball of the same over as well. And, Aakash Chopra added that Shubman Gill’s poor shot selection might have made him opt not to take a review when given out leg-before-wicket, whereas the replays showed the ball was missing the leg stump as well.
“Then Akeal Hosein was bowling and Shubman Gill was in front of him. He (Gill) tried to play a sweep and got out. Shubman Gill could have taken a review but he didn’t. At times when you get hit like that on the pads, the batter himself feels that he is out. You will regret it when you look back. Suddenly you had lost two wickets and even half the powerplay overs had not finished. Now you go into that rebuilding phase. So that was a problem. It was a one-match aberration. You will find that there was only one good opening partnership in the five-match T20I series and nothing special other than that,” Aakash Chopra concluded