Former Indian opening batsman and renowned commentator Akash Chopra commented on the first innings of India’s first Test. On this occasion, he praised Rohit Sharma for keeping the aggression at bay and playing a restrained innings in India’s first innings against the West Indies. This time he made a big comment comparing Rohit with a fugitive. So, let’s find out exactly what Chopra had to say about Rohit…
What did Akash Chopra say?
Aakash Chopra praised Rohit Sharma’s controlled batting while speaking on his YouTube channel. He said, “Rohit Sharma has another beautiful story. He scored his 10th Test century. If you want to appreciate or understand what Rohit is doing, understand you have a getaway car. This car runs at a speed of 200 km per hour. Also, you are asked to drive her at 30 kmph even though the road is not good.”
He went on to say, “You shouldn’t put this car on cruise control, but press the accelerator as fast as you can. After the first 15-20 minutes you won’t be able to stop yourself. What Rohit is doing is that he drives his getaway car at a speed of 30 km per hour. He’s enjoying it though.”
“The most beautiful thing is the romance of playing Test cricket. We have seen this opening form of Rohit in England. After that we are continuously watching. From that it is clear that this player is enjoying it. He is not Rohit Sharma. He is a runaway car, who will hit anyone whenever he feels like it. However, playing in this prediction shows, wow what is the point,” he added.
Rohit Sharma scored 103 runs off 221 balls while playing in Dominica on Thursday (July 13). He also hit 2 sixes and 10 fours during this run. India then scored 312 runs for the loss of 2 wickets by the end of the second day’s play. This time opener Yashasvi Jaiswal is playing on 143 not out and Virat Kohli on 36 not out. Also, the Indian team has taken a lead of 162 runs in the first innings. (cricketer aakash chopra lauds rohit sharma for his century against west indies in 1st test said this know here)
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