Aakash Chopra slams visitors’ performance in the 2nd Ind vs SL Test
By SMCS - Mar 13, 2022 2:27 pm
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has slammed Sri Lanka’s performance of the ongoing second Test against Team India and compared them to a Ranji side. They bundled India within 252 runs in their first innings whereas they were reduced to a score of 86/6 on Day 1 as well.

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India vs Sri Lanka

While talking about this in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said: “What is this Sri Lankan team? Sri Lanka has been very poor. Individually the names are good but collectively they have absolutely disappointed. Sri Lanka is playing at the level of a Ranji Trophy team. Agree there are some injuries – Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera and Pathum Nissanka are not there, the team is in transition, that’s also okay but what is this cricket? They are not a match for this Indian team.”

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Meanwhile, Sri Lanka were thrashed by an innings and 222 runs in the first Test in Mohali as well. Although they have saved the follow-on in Bengaluru, India likely have the upperhand in the game. Meanwhile, Aakash Chopra also opened up on the Sri Lankan bowling as well as their batting show.

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Team India

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“The bowling looked extremely weak. This is Suranga Lakmal’s last Test match, he was alright with the new ball but other than him, if you see Embuldeniya – he is their best bowler but still I think he is slightly less than Test class. The number of balls on the legs and full tosses Jayawickrama was bowling, if the spinners give 4.5 runs per over on this surface, that’s not Test quality bowling. See the condition of their batting. Agree the ball does a bit under lights in the air and skids off the pitch, but there was no application in the batting as well. There is no contest if there is no quality. Angelo Mathews played well for sure but not really the same quality of batting,” Aakash Chopra concluded.