Cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra took a bit of a dig at the India team after Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh in the ongoing ODI series. Akash Chopra he said Afghanistan crushed Bangladesh in the latter’s own backyard. This is the same place where India lost the ODI series last year, he added.
bangladeshi they crushed India in an ODI series last year in December. Bangladesh edged past India in the first two games of the ODI series and won the series after the first two games. India later stunned Bangladesh in the final encounter with a double ton from Ishan Kishan and a century from Virat Kohli.
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Aakash Chopra criticizes the India team
Afghanistan have beaten Bangladesh in the ODI series after winning the first two games. Aakash Chopra, while praising the visitors for his win in his YouTube video, said it is the same Bangladesh where India lost the series last year.
“Afghanistan has won both games. They have beaten Bangladesh in their own backyard. This is the same Bangladesh where we lost the series. Remember that series where Rohit got injured and the Indian team lost the series, fell 2-0 behind, and then Ishan Kishan destroyed them in the last game where India won,” said the former India opener.
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Aakash Chopra, who played 10 Tests for India during 2003-04, also praised the Afghanistan players for their aggressive spin attack and attacking batting against the hosts. He noted that Afghanistan may be a difficult team to face in the 2023 ICC World Cup.
“They spun a spin net, spinners have picked up wickets constantly. Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz: Hitting has skyrocketed. Afghanistan says these are sub-continental conditions as well and will be similar conditions at the World Cup in India, so rule them out at your own risk,” the 45-year-old added.
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Afghanistan, led by Hashmatullah Shahidi, Bangladesh dismantled for 17 runs in 1st ODI by DLS method. In the second ODI, they took a convincing victory on 142 runs. The third and final ODI will take place on July 11 (Tuesday) at Chattogram.
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Meanwhile, India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are also part of the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 and ODI World Cup 2023. Afghanistan has become a dominant force in Asia. They also earned a direct qualification into the 2023 ODI World Cup, beating the likes of Sri Lanka and the West Indies.
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