‘I don’t need a BCCI role as a selector: Aakash Chopra. India has a 2-0 lead in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series against Australia.
KL Rahul is the most talked-about cricketer in the Indian team right now. After Team India’s victory in the two Border-Gavaskar Trophy Tests, the Indian opener’s position is widely questioned. Rahul batted poorly in the two Tests, which India easily won. Significantly, he has now lost the vice-captaincy for the final two Tests and will very certainly lose out on a spot in the starting Eleven.
Several previous cricketers have expressed their thoughts on Rahul’s performances. Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra says Rahul’s opportunities have already been exhausted. He also expressed his displeasure with coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma’s support for Rahul.
Chopra engaged in a Twitter dispute with former Indian bowler Venkatesh Prasad about Rahul’s Test situation. He uploaded screenshots showing Rahul’s 38.64 average, which ranks third among all Indian hitters. Since 2020, Rohit and Washington Sundar (both with one test) have held first and second place in SENA nations.
“SENA nations have Indian batters. Perhaps this is why selectors/coaches/captains support KLR. Throughout this time, he has played two Tests at home (ongoing BGT),” Chopra remarked on Twitter.
The former opener further stated that he does not want to work for the BCCI as a selector or coach, or as an IPL franchise mentor.
“No, I don’t require a BCCI role as a selector/coach. “I don’t need to be a mentor or coach for any IPL team,” he continued.
Indian head coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma back KL Rahul
KL Rahul averages 33.44 after 47 Tests as Dravid and Sharma showed complete faith in him. The head coach mentioned the right-hander’s hundreds in South Africa and England. Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, talked more about the potential of the player rather than the scores.
India have gained an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the four-match series against Australia. Winning the second Test in Delhi, meant that India have retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The last two Tests will be played in Indore and Ahmedabad, respectively. However, fans are eager to see who will partner the Indian skipper in the third Test which will commence from March 1.