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Aakash Chopra shares his views on Shreyas Iyer being ignored for the last 3 IND vs ENG Tests
By SMCS - Feb 11, 2024 10:30 am
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra said that Shreyas Iyer has been ignored for the final three Tests between India and England because of his batting approach in the second Test as well. However, the Indian squad announced for the last three Tests against England on Saturday, February 10. Shreyas, who scored 104 runs at an average of 26.00 in the first two games, wasn’t picked after reportedly complaining of a stiff back and groin pain as well.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer was criticized for his dismissal

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “Reports say that he was available for selection because there are three matches. So even if he wasn’t available for one match, he could have been available for the remaining two matches. So he was available for selection. However, the selectors said that they weren’t going to pick him. Shubman Gill was also in the same boat but he never looked ugly. People said that about Shreyas in the Vizag Test match and what they said wasn’t wrong.”

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However, Aakash Chopra added that Shreyas Iyer hasn’t scored a fifty in his last 13 Test innings. He added that his indifferent record went against his approach and that might not have given confidence to the selectors and the team management also. Aakash Chopra also added that Shreyas Iyer needs to address his technical issues to be successful in the longer format.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer

“In the Vizag match, he was backing away while playing every short ball. It just does not look nice. If you start playing like that, a question comes for sure why he is playing like that because that just did not look right. Shreyas Iyer had a very good World Cup. I feel his white-ball cricket is going to remain good. The way he bats, he will continue playing very well, but this problem is going to repeatedly come in Test cricket till he addresses it completely,” Aakash Chopra concluded.