Aakash Chopra (Image Credits: Twitter)
Aakash Chopra (Image Credits: Twitter)

Aakash Chopra praised Rohit Sharma for his aggressive performance during India’s run chase against New Zealand in the second ODI.

On January 21 in Raipur, the Men in Blue gave Tom Latham and company the opportunity to bat first, and they bowled them out for 108. The hosts then successfully chased down the goal with eight wickets and 179 deliveries remaining to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the three-match series after Rohit blazed a 50-ball 51.

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Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

Had the Kiwis given India a difficult goal, Chopra believes the opener would have completed his long wait for an international century.

“Since he contributed 51 of the 72 runs in the opening-wicket partnership, he would have easily reached a century if they had been pursuing 250–300. 7 fours and 2 sixes are part of the 51 runs off of 50 balls,” Aakash Chopra said.

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Rohit Sharma
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When he scored 51 runs, Rohit was at his most fluid. When it appeared the Indian captain and Shubman Gill may successfully pursue the objective together, Henry Shipley successfully trapped him plumb in front of the wickets.

“Virat Kohli does not have consecutive twin failures”: Aakash Chopra

After being cheaply dismissed in the first two ODIs against the Black Caps, Aakash Chopra believes Virat Kohli could soon get a century.

Virat Kohli
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“Kohli – another interesting name. He did not experience consecutive twin failures, although they did occur. Santner removed him both in the previous match and here – bowled in the previous match and stumped here. It may mean a Kohli century in the next game. He has already scored 46, therefore an odd failure is quite acceptable and permitted”  

Virat Kohli managed only 11 runs in the second ODI against New Zealand.

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