Srinagar: Former India opener Aakash Chopra has said that he is unimpressed by the approach of Team India skipper Rohit Sharma.
In the first T20I against Australia on Tuesday, Rohit was dismissed on 11 as he tried to clear the boundary rope but got caught by Nathan Ellis.
“I personally don’t like Rohit Sharma’s ultra-attacking approach. He is selling himself short. If he bats for 40 balls, he will definitely score 75 runs. But is he giving himself that opportunity to bat that long? He is a special player and needs to take some time to get himself in,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.
Rohit Sharma has scored 434 runs in 18 T20Is this year at an average of 25.52. He has scored just two half-centuries this year in the shortest format. While he also had a disappointing IPL 2022 season for Mumbai Indians with just 268 runs in 14 matches at an average of 19.14.
Meanwhile Chopra heaped praises on Rahul and said that he is a very skilful batter and only he can stop himself.
“KL Rahul showed that the only player who could stop him is himself. He is an incredibly skillful batter and those two flick shots for six over the leg side were just unbelievable,” he added.