Renowned former cricketer Aakash Chopra has offered his perspective on the recent struggles of wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson, who has experienced lackluster performances in the first two T20Is. Chopra highlighted the importance of Samson seizing the moment presented before him and capitalizing on the opportunity.
In a significant turn of events, Samson managed to accumulate mere scores of 12 and seven runs across the two T20Is. As anticipation builds for the third T20I, Aakash Chopra, now a prominent cricket commentator, outlined the crucial nature of this encounter for Samson. He went on to propose that Jitesh Sharma might be a viable option to enter the playing XI should the wicketkeeper-batter’s form not improve in the forthcoming game. Follow your favourite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.
Speaking candidly on his YouTube channel, Chopra advised, “Sanju Samson – don’t waste your chance. If you waste your chance, you will remember it later. It is not that if Ishan Kishan goes from the top, Sanju cannot go from below. Both can go, and Jitesh Sharma can come.”
Of significance is India’s narrow defeat at the hands of the Windies in the second T20I, enabling the Rovman Powell-led side to extend their series lead to 2-0 in the ongoing five-match series. The cricketing world eagerly anticipates the outcome of the third T20I between India and the Windies, scheduled for Tuesday, August 8.
Aakash Chopra further reflected upon the unfortunate run-out incident involving Suryakumar Yadav during the second T20I, a setback that threw India into early turmoil. For those unaware of the specifics, Suryakumar attempted a quick single but couldn’t reach his ground in time, leading to his dismissal.
This episode unfolded during the third ball of the fourth over, with Obed McCoy bowling to Ishan Kishan. Kishan deftly played the ball to square leg, prompting a swift single. Unfortunately, Suryakumar, stationed at the non-striker’s end, failed to make his crease in time, resulting in his exit.
“Suryakumar Yadav, you can’t doubt the player, got run out in one match. He should have said ‘No’ in the last match. It was a non-existent single. It was Ishan Kishan’s mistake, in my opinion, but whoever gets out in the end is at fault. So, if Suryakumar had refused and in that if Ishan had gotten out, so be it. Surya getting out didn’t really work out for India,” Chopra analyzed. Get free cricket betting tips only on Nextbet Sports.