veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has picked Sachin Dhas among the Indian players who impressed him a lot with their performances in the recently concluded Under-19 World Cup as well. However, Team India faced a 79-run loss to Australia in the Under-19 World Cup final in Benoni on Sunday, February 11. Dhas, who scored 303 runs at an average of 60.60 and a strike rate of 116.53 in seven innings as well.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said, “I liked Sachin Dhas a lot based on whatever I saw. I agree he got out to a spinner in the final. He plays the pull very well and plays good drives as well. He has got that flair. The pulls he hit against South Africa were to the left of midwicket. You need a special ability to do that.”
Aakash Chopra, meanwhile, praised the right-handed batter’s technique while playing the pull shot as well. However, Dhas hit 116 runs off 101 deliveries in India’s final Super Six game against Nepal as well. He smashed a crucial 95-ball 96 when India were in danger in their semi-final win against South Africa.
“His arms open up, they don’t get cramped. If someone’s arms get cramped, he plays square and in the air. If your arms open up and you are able to make the impact away from the body, it means you have time, you can keep the ball down and hit towards midwicket. I have marked him as a good player,” Aakash Chopra concluded. “The second player I liked was Uday Saharan. He is a very good player. His game sense is very good. He plays cautiously and knows how to build an innings. He has an understanding of how to play cricket. His and Sachin’s semi-final knocks were both very good.”