Can’t Start Questioning A Match-Winner After Two Low Scores, Says Aakash Chopra On KL Rahul
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Can’t Start Questioning A Match-Winner After Two Low Scores, Says Aakash Chopra On KL Rahul

KL Rahul, India
KL Rahul. Image Credits: Twitter

KL Rahul is not having a good time against England in the ongoing T20I series being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad. He has scores of 1 and 0, having gotten out in the first over of the second T20I, which India won by 7 wickets.

Rahul was part of the Indian Test squad against England as well but didn’t get to play a single Test match as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill were given a run at the top in the four-match Test series which India won 3-1 and qualified for the Final of the ICC World Test Championship.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo: BCCI)

KL Rahul was the top-ranked batsman until last week, just ahead of the 1st T20I, when he dropped a spot in the ICC rankings to take the No. 3 position. But has gotten some support from former India opener Aakash Chopra who said one shouldn’t question a batsman of Rahul’s caliber just because of two bad innings.

We Won’t Build A Team For World Cup If We Ask Questions About A Match-Winner After Just Two Low Scores: Aakash Chopra

KL Rahul has maintained himself as a versatile cricketer who can be translated into any batting position in the top and middle-order and even kept wickets for India in white-ball cricket when Rishabh Pant was dropped from the team.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credit: Twitter)

“If we start asking questions about a runaway match-winner after just two low-scores, we aren’t going to build a team that’ll win the World Cup. If it’s Rahul today, it’ll be Ishan tomorrow…Pant day after. And then…will have a team of insecure players,” Aakash Chopra tweeted.

Rahul averages over 40 in the shortest format for India and a massive strike rate of 143.66 shows how big an asset he is to the side. He has 1543 runs in 47 T20Is for India with 2 centuries and 12 half-centuries to his name. His highest score is 110* against West Indies.

India won the second T20I by 7 wickets and leveled the series 1-1, after losing the first T20I by 8 wickets in Ahmedabad. The last three T20Is between the two teams will be played without crowds in attendance as Gujarat state is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases once more.

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