After winning two straight Tests in Nagpur and Delhi, team India lost the third Test in Indore by a score of nine wickets due to subpar batting. As Nathan Lyon completely stole the show with an 11-wicket haul in the game, the Rohit Sharma-led team was on the back foot from Day 1 itself and never looked to make a return in the encounter.
Former cricketer Aakash Chopra evaluated India’s performance and claimed that the batters lacked toughness and that only Cheteshwar Pujara stood out. Chopra expressed his delight at Umesh Yadav’s three wicket haul and praised R Ashwin for his three on Day 2.
India triumphed in the third Test after taking three wickets thanks to Umesh Yadav.Suddenly, they realised that they were in a strong position to stop 150 runs from being scored, and Umesh Yadav assisted them in regaining some control. He employed some reverse swings, which led to wickets, and Ravichandran Ashwin followed suit, picking up three more. But having a great opening was crucial for them to win the game, and they lacked one,” remarked Chopra on JioCinema’s daily sports programme AakashVani.
Although trying to hit a massive one, Shubman Gill missed Nathan Lyon’s bowl. Moreover, Rohit Sharma left the field, brought the DRS with him, and took a blow to the pads. Cheteshwar Pujara arrived and scored a tenacious fifty to give India the lead.If we consider both innings from the standpoint of the Indians, then it came from him alone because he stood his ground and performed exceptionally effectively. The following player, Virat Kohli, smacks a six but is stopped. After Shreyas Iyer, the bottom order fell apart, and wickets started to fall quickly one after another. Hence, their team lacked resilience, which was desperately needed, he continued.
Rohit has mastered the structure and mastered the nerve of the structure: Chopra
Speaking more specifically about Rohit Sharma’s performance in the game’s longest format, Chopra thinks he has greatly improved and mastered the format. The 45-year-old added that although the cricketer from Mumbai initially found it difficult to fit into the format, he has now changed.
The styleRohit Sharma began searching for the DNA that Test cricket possesses early on. He used to be a little disoriented and would swing his bat quickly in the past, but now that he is confident playing defence and controlling his own pace, everything for him has changed from the days when he struggled to comprehend the demands of the game. Yet, he has now mastered the format and grasped its nerve, according to Chopra.