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KLR performed a top-quality knock: Aakash Chopra defends KL Rahul’s innings towards South Africa in 1st T20I

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Former India opener Aakash Chopra got here to the protection of vice-captain KL Rahul, saying he performed a top-quality knock beneath stress within the first T20I towards South Africa.

Aakash Chopra defends KL Rahul’s innings towards South Africa in 1st T20I (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTSAakash Chopra defended KL Rahul’s innings towards South Africa in 1st T20IKL Rahul hit India’s slowest fifty within the T20I format within the sequence openerChopra stated criticism of KL Rahul’s batting strategy was misplaced

Former India opener Aakash Chopra has jumped to KL Rahul’s protection after the Indian vice-captain confronted criticism for taking part in a gradual knock in the course of the first T20I towards South Africa. Chopra stated that KL Rahul performed a top-quality knock and he was proper to have opted for a safety-first strategy in difficult circumstances.

Suryakumar Yadav’s unbeaten 50 off 33 balls acquired India over the road regardless of KL Rahul’s struggles on a monitor the place South Africa have been left tottering at 9/5 firstly of the sport on Wednesday. Rahul scored a fifty however his batting on the different finish on the identical strip grew to become an ordeal as India had their lowest ever Powerplay rating on board.

Just as a result of there was no scoreboard stress, Rahul might as soon as play his ready sport and the one shot value appreciating was a six off Nortje. In truth, Rahul hit India’s slowest fifty within the T20I format in the course of the sequence opener towards South Africa.

“People are just blasting Rahul for his knock, I can’t understand why. If you are chasing only 107, and the conditions are difficult, why will the batter look to hit? It is okay to score ugly runs as well, it takes courage and guts,” Aakash Chopra stated on his YouTube channel.

“Had he decided to start striking the ball and got out instead of settling, then that would have been irresponsible. He batted really well, in my opinion: respected the conditions and the situation and played accordingly. So please cut him some slack,” Chopra added.

Chopra stated that the criticism of KL Rahul’s batting strategy within the first T20I was severely misplaced.

“The criticism of KL Rahul’s batting approach last night was seriously misplacedthere’s a reason why the opponents scored only 106 in 20 overs and your team was 2 down for not much. It was a top-quality knock by KLR, for he chose to fight it out. Well played,” Chopra additional tweeted.

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