Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has said that the Indian team needs to do something to stop the batting collapses they face in Tests. His words arrive after India witnessed a big batting collapse in the ongoing IND vs SA 1st Test after getting a good start earlier.

India got off to a brilliant start with openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal hitting a 117-run opening stand. Later, KL Rahul also managed crucial partnerships with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. After reaching 272-3 at the end of day 1, India got all-out for 327 runs on the next day, losing 7 wickets for 55 runs on day 3 of IND vs SA 1st Test match.

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Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credit: Twitter)

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India Will Have To Somehow Stop These Collapses: Aakash Chopra On IND vs SA 1st Test

While speaking on his Youtube channel, cricket commentator and analyst Aakash Chopra said that India are facing batting collapses everywhere and we need a find a way to stop the rot, if we want to retain the tag of best Test team in the world.

“India’s batting collapses, it is happening everywhere. This has been a slight issue. If you are 272 for 3 and are then bowled out for 327, it means 55 for 7 – not good enough, honestly not good enough and that’s a big question. It happened in Adelaide as well, they got all out for 36. It happened in Leeds also, we were all out for 78. We collapsed in Kanpur also. England also got all out for 68, collapses are happening everywhere but we have to look at ourselves, how we can improve,” Aakash Chopra said.

“If the Indian team is lacking something at the moment, because we are the best team in the world and want to become the best always, then for that these collapses, we will have to stop the rot. We will have to somehow stop these collapses,” Chopra further added.

Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul. Photo- Twitter
Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul. Photo- Twitter

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Meanwhile, in the IND vs SA 1st Test, India reached 79-3 on the scoreboard till lunch on day 4. KL Rahul lost his wicket for 23 runs while Mayank Agarwal lost his wicket for 4 runs. Shardul Thakur also lost his wicket for 10. Till lunch, India led by 209 runs in the match.

Rahul Dravid, Mohammed Shami, IND vs SA
Mohammed Shami. Credits: Twitter

In the 1st innings of IND vs SA 1st Test, India posted 327-10 on the scoreboard. Later, South Africa got all out for 197 runs, giving a 130-run lead to India. So far, KL Rahul, Lungi Ngidi, and Mohammed Shami have given impressive performances in the match. KL Rahul slammed 123 runs in the 1st innings. Lungi Ngidi picked 6 wickets. Mohammed Shami picked a five-wicket haul.

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