After the opening Test against Australia, KL Rahul feels that he is being unfairly singled out, according to Aakash Chopra. The opener should keep his berth in the team for the second Test, according to the former Indian batsman. In India’s massive innings and a 132-run victory in the first Test in Nagpur, Rahul managed just 20 runs. At the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, the second Test will begin on Friday, February 17.
On his YouTube channel, Chopra stated that there won’t be many changes to the Indian batting order. According to the former cricketer-turned-commentator, Iyer would likely take Suryakumar Yadav’s spot in the second Test. Rahul’s position is under threat since the opener is being unfairly singled out, he added. He did, however, add that Shubman Gill was in excellent form, thus Rahul cannot be benched only because he was denied a chance.
“I don’t think the Indian hitting can be changed greatly. Shreyas Iyer will arrive, and Suryakumar Yadav will depart. On KL Rahul, some pressure has been put on him. Because he plays well and is being unfairly targeted, I hope he has a nice match “Chopra remarked.
“I am aware that Shubman (Gill) is sitting outside, but this does not make the current player worse. I anticipate Cheteshwar Pujara to play well because it is his 100th Test “Added he.
During India’s 2010 home series against Australia, Pujara made his Test debut. The top-order right-handed hitter had a breakthrough in after reaching his first century in an international test match against New Zealand in 2012. He has 19 international cricket hundreds, all of which have come in Test matches. If he is in the playing XI for the Delhi Test, he would become the 13th Indian to feature in 100 Tests. The 35-year-old cricketer may have expected to make the milestone a special event after being cheaply bowled in the first Test.