IND vs AUS: Indian team opener Rohit Sharma is playing an important role in the success of Team India in recent years. India had to face defeat in 2 one-day matches chasing a consistent score against Australia. Also, Team India has also lost the series. After this, many veteran cricketers are raising questions about Virat’s captaincy. In such a situation, the Indian team is feeling the lack of Rohit Sharma.
Chasing a big score in the first ODI, the Indian team lost by a big margin of 66 runs. After this, in the second ODI, Team India had to face defeat by 51 runs. Speaking about India’s defeat, former Indian opener Akash Chopra said that the team is missing Rohit.
Chopra said in a video on his YouTube channel that if Rohit Sharma were there, we would bat in an aggressive manner. But if they are not there, then there is loss. If you have to score more than 350 and especially in run chase, then you will need Rohit. Rohit is currently training at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. He will be part of Team India in the Test.
Apart from this, Akash Chopra said that the Indian team is unable to use them properly by sending wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul to bat at number 5. He further said that Rahul should open with Dhawan. This will give the team a good start.
However, he also said that now it will not be right to open Rahul in the third match. Because if you open Rahul now, in the middle-order, Manish Pandey will get a chance to play only one match and Mayank will have to sit out. This will not be true for both Mayank and Manish Pandey.
KL were dismissed on the score of 12 runs in the first ODI. While in the second ODI, he scored 76 runs off 66 balls. However, he could not win the team.