Former India cricketer criticizes Rohit Sharma's performance in India vs Afghanistan T20I series

Former India cricketer criticizes Rohit Sharma's performance in the ongoing T20 series vs Afghanistan. Two consecutive ducks in the series is not a good look for the India captain.

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The India vs Afghanistan T20I series has resulted in India winning the series 2-0 with just one game to go. The Indian players have dominated Afghanistan completely in both games, winning convincingly. Both the games saw some great performances from all-rounders Shivam Dube and Axar Patel, who impressed everyone with their skill and ability. The last match was another great performance from the young left-hander Yashasavi Jaiswal. Overall there have been great performances by the Indian side in the series so far and the future looks bright.

The one player who has not lived up to expectations is the India skipper Rohit Sharma who might be one of the best batters in every format but has failed to contribute a single run in this series. With two back-to-back ducks, this is surely one of the worst returns the world-class batter can have in this format after a long 14-month break. This will put him under pressure to perform in the last and final game, where he has to prove why he is one of the best batters in this format.

Aakash Chopra’s harsh criticism

Former India cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra also criticised the performance of the India captain. Chopra had some harsh words to say about Rohit on his form speaking on his YouTube channel saying “It was extremely surprising the way Rohit got out. He was playing just his first ball. He doesn't play such shots. The ball went and hit his stumps”. Chopra further explained saying that the runout was not his fault, but still criticised his shot selection in the following game.

This is a very disappointing run in Rohit’s much-awaited return and he will have to perform better if he wants to be considered for the upcoming T20 World Cup as well. We all know that Rohit is one of the most dangerous players, especially in the shortest format where he has scored over 11000 runs in his T20 career. We hope we see a more impactful innings by the batter in the upcoming matches and he establishes himself in the T20 World Cup and continues scoring big runs which he is known for.

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