‘Ruturaj is going to have stiff competition’ – Aakash Chopra on second opening batter alongside Rohit Sharma for India team

 ‘Ruturaj is going to have stiff competition’ – Aakash Chopra on second opening batter alongside Rohit Sharma for India team

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India’s former cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra recently analyzed the Men In Blue’s fifth match against Australia. On his YouTube channel, Chopra discussed that Ruturaj Gaikwad will be a good competition to Shubman Gill for the opener’s spot in the Indian team. 

The former India opener discusses that after Rohit Sharma comes back to the team as the opener of white ball cricket, it will be difficult to choose the second opening batsman among Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Yashasvi Jaiswal since all three are in amazing form and have given some stellar preferences in the recent past as the opening batsman. 

Aakash Chopra on Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill’s fight for the opening spot

Exclusively on his YouTube channel by analyzing the fifth T-20 match against Australia, Chopra discussed that Ruturaj Gaikwad will give a good fight to Gill for the opening spot in the Indian team. He said, “Ruturaj Gaikwad – he said that he is there. Ruturaj is going to have stiff competition because Shubman Gill also plays like that. Rohit Sharma will also come now. So suddenly you will feel that you aren’t even able to pick two among the three.”

“So these runs were necessary. Keep scoring runs so that you are part of the squad when the World Cup comes. From his point of view, it’s important that he remains a part of the squad. It might be a direct shoot-out between him and Shubman Gill. You might keep one of them as both do similar things in T20 cricket”, Aakash Chopra added. 

While talking about another striking opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal he said, “Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored enough runs that you will keep him in mind – left-right combination at the top. You will get a left-hander down the order in the form of Rinku (Singh). He could have scored a few more runs. He got out in the powerplay in all five matches.”

“He is aggressive and plays in one fashion. He has got this versatility – he knows how to bat in Tests and T20Is, eventually he will play ODIs too. He has done a very good job from his perspective. He is putting his name”, he added. 


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