‘Why Are You Playing Him?’ Aakash  Chopra Raised Questions On Hardik Pandya’s Captaincy

Aakash Chopra has raised the major concern regarding Hardik Pandya’s decision in the second T20I against West Indies. He is upset for not utilizing Axar Patel’s bowling skills during the second T20I clash between India and the West Indies.

In the second game of the five-match T20I series played at Providence Stadium, Guyana, West Indies beat India by two wickets. This is the second consecutive loss of India in this T20I series, with three more to go in coming days.

While analysing the game for India’s defeat, Aakash Chopra said that it was so problematic to see Axar Patel not bowling against the Indies in the second T20I.

While talking to his Youtube Channel, he said,”Axar Patel wasn’t given a single over. My question is that if Axar Patel is not going to bowl because you have a left-hander in front of him, then Kyle Mayers comes at the start, then comes Nicholas Pooran, then Shimron Hetmyer and Akeal Hosein in the end, then he will not bowl a single over.”

The former Indian further added,”Why are you playing him if he is not going to bowl? You didn’t use the sixth bowler at all. A left-armer can bowl against a left-hander. Akeal Hosein showed that by doing it against Tilak Varma and dismissed him as well, but we didn’t get Axar to bowl.”

In this match, team India won the toss and opted to bat first. The decision did not go in favour of India and the team started losing wickets at regular intervals of time. They posted a total of 152 runs at the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. For India, left-handed youngster Tilak Varma scored the maximum 51 runs for the team. Apart from him, Ishan Kishan also contributed with 27 run, with a good 24 runs from captain Hardik Pandya.

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While chasing a target of 153 runs, West Indies got this in 18.5 overs with two wickets to spare. For the hosts, wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran scored the maximum 67 runs. Apart from him, Shimron Hetmyer scored 22 runs and Rovman Powell got 21 runs to win the second game for West Indies.

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