Akash Chopra Points out India’s Main Problem at The 2024 T2o World Cup- “We are Struggling a Little Against…”

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In the high-stakes Super 8 match of the 2024 T20 World Cup, India faced a formidable challenge from Afghanistan’s left-arm pace bowler, Fazalhaq Farooqi. The Men in Blue found themselves on the back foot as Farooqi wreaked havoc with figures of 3-33 in his four overs.

Akash Chopra on India’s Batting Woes

Opting to bat first, India posted a total of 181-8. However, their vulnerability against left-arm pace was evident once again. Aakash Chopra, former Indian opener, highlighted this issue in a video shared on his YouTube channel. He emphasized that India has been struggling against this type of bowling.

Akash Chopra pointed out the flaws and cracks in the Indian batting lineup after the match. In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Chopra talked about Indias problems against left arm pacers.

“India batted first after winning the toss. We had discussed this as well that there is an advantage here if you bat first. Teams batting first are winning and India also showed that by doing it. However, they stumbled a little. It has been a problem.”

“We are struggling a little against left-arm pace, Rohit Sharma was trying but he got out. He hit the ball straight up in the air and got out. The bowler’s name was Fazalhaq Farooqi. Mohammad Nabi was bowling from the other end, and India were kept on a tight leash.”
“Virat Kohli remained quiet for a long time. Then he hit a good six, reached 24, but then he also got out,” Chopra observed.”Everyone was saying that the wicket was slightly difficult for batting, the ball was sticking a little, but Rishabh Pant said that the pitch seemed road-like to him.”
“However, when he got out to Rashid Khan’s bowling, we stumbled a little. Then when Shivam Dube got out, four wickets had fallen, and you knew you had to play a lot of balls, things seemed to be stumbling,” he stated.
Suryakumar Yadav’s Heroics Saved The Day for India
Amidst the chaos, Suryakumar Yadav emerged as the savior. His explosive knock of 53 runs off 28 balls bailed India out of trouble. Chopra aptly described Yadav’s innings as a train trying to run fast but being halted by the chain—a missed opportunity for an extended stay at the crease.
India’s struggles against left-arm pace remain a concern. As they progress in the tournament, addressing this weakness will be crucial for their success.