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“To be blamed for just one bad day, that was unfair” – Akash Chopra shares his view on Virat Kohli’s T20I


44-year-old cricketer turned commentator Akash Chopra has shared his opinion of captaining Virat Kohli’s T20Is and said the contemporary great player received unfair criticism after India’s exit from the 2021 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

India lost consecutive matches in the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE against Pakistan and New Zealand and the Men In Blue team failed to qualify for the semi-finals.

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Kohli had announced before the World Cup that he would be stepping down as T20I captain after the regular tournament. Later, he was sacked as the ODI captain and relinquished the Test captain after defeating the Test series in South Africa earlier this year.

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Meanwhile, Chopra said that Kohli, who won 30 T20I as captain, only played once in the T20 World Cup as captain, and was blamed by the fans for having only had a bad day.

Akash Chopra (Image credits: Twitter)
Chopra (photo credits: Twitter)

“There was a T20 World Cup one time, he played as a captain, where we reached the semi-finals (we were out in Super 12). Being blamed for just one bad day, it was unbelievable,” Akash Chopra said in a ShareChat voice chat room session. fair towards him.

He added, “It does not mean that I am a fan of Captain Kohli, I have seen flaws in his captain and criticized when appropriate, but there was no trace of it from the fans.”

As Rohit is not going to get any younger, a succession plan is required – Akash Chopra

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The former India national cricket team editorial said that Team India will soon have to find a successor to current captain Rohit as he will not get any younger. He added that superstar Hardik Pandya may be one of the possible candidates for the leadership.

“Since Rohit Sharma is not going to get any younger, a succession plan is required. Chopra added that Hardik Pandya may lead the Indian team.

Notably, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya are all seen as the future leaders of the Indian team.

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