Ishant Sharma Responds To Aakash Chopra’s Comments on Virat Kohli
By CricShots - Jul 14, 2023 6:28 pm
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Virat Kohli, a highly accomplished cricketer, has consistently topped the rankings in all three formats of the game. Recently, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra shared his perspective on Kohli’s recent form slump, suggesting that the era of the ‘Fab Four’ in cricket is no longer relevant, and instead, he proposed the existence of a ‘Fab Three’.

virat kohli
Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma

Reviewing some crucial statistics on Kohli, he recently scored a century in the 4th Test against Australia in Ahmedabad and contributed 14 and 49 runs in the World Test Championship (WTC) final. Currently, India is engaged in a 2-match Test series against West Indies.

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Aakash Chopra, known for his insightful analysis, argued that the ‘Fab Four’ consisting of Kohli, Joe Root, Steve Smith, and Kane Williamson has now evolved into a ‘Fab Three’. His perspective is based on an examination of their performances between 2014 and 2019, with a specific focus on their Test cricket records. He also mentioned David Warner as a past contender for this esteemed group.

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma

However, Chopra’s remarks stirred up a debate and invited criticism from fans. Ishant Sharma, an Indian cricketer who has represented the country in over 100 Tests and claimed 300+ wickets, weighed in on Chopra’s comments with a lighthearted retort.

Expressing his amusement, Ishant Sharma commented on the comparison of multi-format players like Kohli based solely on their Test performances. He highlighted the limitations of such evaluations and hinted at the broader scope and contributions of players across different formats.

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Meanwhile, in the ongoing Test match against West Indies, Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his impressive unbeaten streak, accumulating a score of 143 by the end of the day. On the other end of the crease, Kohli remains undefeated on 36*. India has amassed a total of 312 runs with the loss of two wickets. With a lead of 162 runs, India aims to build on this advantage and establish a monumental total on Day 3, potentially securing an innings victory and taking a 1-0 lead in the series against West Indies.