Aakash Chopra criticizes the captaincy of Hardik Pandya in the second T20I

Aakash Chopra has criticized Hardik Pandya for not using Yuzvendra Chahal effectively in the 2nd T20I against the West Indies. The Men in Blue gave the Windies a target of 153 runs in the second game of the five-match series in Providence, Guyana, on Sunday, August 6. Chahal took wickets while giving 19 runs in three overs, which he played, but was removed from the attack thereafter as the hosts got a two-wicket victory to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra was criticizing Pandya for not giving Chahal his fourth over. He said, "Why did you not give Yuzi Chahal that over? He is our best bowler. He picked up two wickets in the 16th over, and there was a run-out. It hurt you because you felt like you were back in the game. The West Indies were winning the match very easily. Till the time Nicholas Pooran was there, it seemed like there was no chance."
He also said that, ""However, against the run of play, he hit the ball hard but found Sanju Samson in the way. As soon as Nicholas Pooran gets out, you feel you might have a chance, but for that opportunity to develop, more wickets had to fall, and Yuzi Chahal did that job."


Aug 7, 2023 4:51 AM