Hosting JioCinema’s daily sports show ‘#AakashVani’, Aakash Chopra spoke about India’s disappointing performance in the third Test match against Australia. “In the 3rd Test, India took success from an unlikely place, where Umesh Yadav took three wickets and it was suddenly thought they were in a good position to avoid 150 runs on the board, so Umesh Yadav helped them out. to withdraw a small
He took some reverse swings, which took wickets, and then came Ravichandran Ashwin, who also took three wickets. But to win the game, it was very important that they have a strong opening, but they didn’t. Shubman Gill tried to hit a big one but it came off in Nathan Lyon’s bowl. Rohit Sharma also came out, takes a hit to his pads and also took the DRS.
Cheteshwar Pujara came and made some fifty brave men who helped India to take the lead; he stood his ground and played very well and if we look at both innings from the Indian perspective then it came from him alone. Virat Kohli comes in next, hits a six, but goes out. Then the lower order collapsed, Shreyas Iyer, and one after another, the grounds fell rapidly. Therefore, they lacked resilience in their team, which was sorely needed.”
Chopra further explained what makes Rohit Sharma an excellent opening batsman in Test Cricket. “The format that Test Cricket has, the DNA that it has, Rohit Sharma was looking for it from the beginning. Before he was a bit lost, he hit early with the bat, but now it takes time because he is comfortable in defense and now he dictates his own flow, and that has changed everything because he couldn’t before. We use to understand demand of the situation. But now he has nailed the format and has taken the nerve of the format”.