IND vs IRE: Aakash Chopra Criticizes Yashasvi Jaiswal's Dismissal During 5th T20I Against West Indies

Updated - 14 Aug 2023, 02:05 PM

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra expressed his disappointment over Yashasvi Jaiswal’s dismissal during the fifth T20I match against the West Indies. Aakash Chopra highlighted that Yashasvi Jaiswal tried to show aggression from the start, which led to his dismissal in the series decider.

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored just five runs off four deliveries in the final T20I. The left-handed batter played a reverse sweep shot for four off the second delivery from Akeal Hosein’s bowling. He attempted another attacking shot on the penultimate ball, but it went straight into the hands of the bowler.

Yashasvi Jaiswal Was The First To Get Out – Aakash Chopra

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra emphasized that Yashasvi Jaiswal needs to differentiate between aggression and giving away his wicket.

“Yashasvi Jaiswal was the first to get out and I personally felt he got carried away a little too much. This will happen, you will get this with youth. He is extremely fearless but there is a very thin line, which you will see a kid crossing quite a few times,” Chopra said.

“When Yashasvi played a reverse sweep, I was on commentary and I said that I feel he would get out. He is very close to my heart but I felt he would get out and he got out, not that because I said, but he got out,” he added.

Jaiswal was named Player of the Match in the fourth T20I against the Windies. The southpaw scored an unbeaten 84 runs off 51 balls in the last match, helping India secure a comprehensive 9-wicket victory.

It Was A One-Match Aberration – Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra highlighted that Shubman Gill played a poor shot and didn’t take a review for the leg-before-wicket decision. Replays suggested that the ball was missing the stumps by a fair margin.

“Then Akeal Hosein was bowling and Shubman Gill was in front of him. He (Gill) tried to play a sweep and got out. Shubman Gill could have taken a review but he didn’t. At times when you get hit like that on the pads, the batter himself feels that he is out. You will regret it when you look back.”

“Suddenly you had lost two wickets and even half the powerplay overs had not finished. Now you go into that rebuilding phase. So that was a problem. It was a one-match aberration. You will find that there was only one good opening partnership in the five-match T20I series and nothing special other than that,” he concluded.

Shubman Gill played in all five matches of the series, amassing 102 runs with an average of 20.40 and a strike rate of 120. Apart from his 77-run knock in the last match, the right-handed batter failed to cross the 10-run mark in the other four games.

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