Aakash Chopra examines the possibility of Rohit Sharma’s aggressive approach in the T20 WC

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Former Indian cricketer and renowned commentator Aakash Chopra has raised questions about the aggressive batting approach of Indian captain Rohit Sharma in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. Known for his insightful analysis, Chopra’s comments have stirred a debate in the cricketing fraternity.

Aakash Chopra on Rohit Sharma’s batting approach

Rohit Sharma, celebrated for his explosive batting style, has been adopting an ‘ultra-aggressive’ approach in the tournament. However, Chopra believes that Sharma might reconsider this strategy, given the slow nature of the pitches in the West Indies and USA, which hint at a not-so-high-scoring event.

Chopra suggests that Sharma might give up his aggressive approach, which he flaunted during the ODI World Cup 2023 by attacking the new ball. He also mentioned that India might not look to go big in the powerplay given the lethal new ball attack of the opponents.

“Rohit Sharma might come in an ultra-aggressive mode but even he might not as you are trying to bat long. So strategy is not changing a lot. Don’t believe we will look to and will score 60 runs in the first six overs every time. Don’t count the USA and Canada matches, I am talking about the real matches like Pakistan and even against Ireland. Their new-ball attack is decent,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.

Chopra further highlighted the importance of lifting a trophy for India to be called a successful team. He emphasized that India needs to reach the podium to be successful, and finishing in the top two is the bare minimum.

“India need to reach the podium to be successful. Finishing in the top two is the bare minimum. It’s possible things might not go in your favor in the final but at least the finals. I also feel this might be the last World Cup for a lot of people, so you want them to have the trophy in their hands,” he added.

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