Aakash Chopra opens up on India’s problems after Rohit Sharma’s injury
By SMCS - Dec 14, 2021 1:30 pm
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As per the recent development, Rohit Sharma on Monday has been ruled out of the entire three-match Test series against South Africa after he has sustained an injury in his left hamstring during the team’s net session. The swashbuckling opener, who was recently named as the ODI captain and Test vice-captain, made way for Priyank Panchal in the Test team as well.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra

However, he has sustained a hit on his hands at the Mumbai nets while facing throwdowns from Raghavendra aka Raghu. And his injury made things tough for India as Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel and Shubman Gill are already out of the South Africa tour due to injuries.

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And, Former India opener Aakash Chopra has also expressed his concerns about this ahead of the series, saying how Rohit had “started loving Test cricket”. Moreover, he had notched up a brilliant ton in Chennai, after which he did well in England, scoring 368 runs in four Tests at an average of 52.57.

“Ravindra Jadeja unavailable, Axar Patel unavailable, Rahul Chahar unavailable, you don’t have Shubman Gill and now they are saying that Rohit Sharma is also not there. I mean what is happening? Should we cancel the South Africa tour?” said Aakash Chopra on his YouTube channel.

Rohit Sharma

“Rohit Sharma is going to be a huge miss. If his tour is in doubt, India’s chances are looking in doubt because who was your best Test batter in 2021. Why did you do well in England – Rohit was there with Rahul. Rohit has started loving Test cricket and he is enjoying leaving or defending,” he further added.

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“There are multi-fold problems. Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal had opened just now, KL Rahul was injured. I met KL Rahul recently and he said that he will be fine. You will see Mayank Agarwal opening along with him but who will be the third opener now? We were saying that it has become a story of four or five openers and here Mayank Agarwal has become the second opener and KL Rahul the first. And we have reached the stage when Mayank Agarwal made his debut, in a space of few weeks. The Indian team becomes significantly weak,” Aakash Chopra signed off.