“I don’t see aggressive captaincy”: Aakash Chopra targets Ben Stokes for poor bowling tactics in Vizag Test

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Reputed commentator Aakash Chopra has attacked Ben Stokes for his poor bowling tactics in the recent IND vs ENG second Test in Visakhapatnam. Aakash Chopra also added that he does not see any aggressive captaincy in Ben Stokes in the bowling department.

ben stokes He is the captain of England in the ongoing IND vs ENG test series. While he led the team to victory in the first Test, they lost the second Test by 106 runs. Furthermore, India also set a mammoth target of 399 runs in the second Test in Vizag.

Notably, England failed to get the better of India’s batsmen while bowling. Yashasvi Jaiswal managed to hit a double ton in the first innings while Shubman Gill he scored a century in the second innings. On the other hand, the Indian bowlers did a wonderful job of allowing only one batsman, Zak Crawley, to reach a half-century in both innings.

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I don’t see any aggressive captaincy in Ben Stokes: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra took a swipe at Ben Stokes on his YouTube channel. Chopra targeted Ben Stokes for his poor bowling tactics in the second Test of IND vs ENG. Chopra also added that his captaincy was not at all aggressive while he was bowling.

“Do they (England) follow the Bazball approach in bowling too? They maintain slightly innovative fields at times. That’s interesting, I like it because it forces you to think repeatedly. However, beyond that, I don’t see any aggressive captaincy,” Aakash Chopra said.

“With their positions on the field and the use of their bowlers, the captaincy is not aggressive at all. On the first day, he did not use Rehan Ahmed for the first 60 overs. “He forgot that he had a leg-spinner.”

“In the end he also got wickets, but you didn’t get him to bowl. The Ben Stokes cult has become so big that I don’t see the rumors in the English media that anyone is criticizing him for doing something wrong. He forgot Shoaib Bashir in the second innings,” the 45-year-old further added.

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It was a tactical mistake that you played only one fast bowler: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra, who played 10 Tests for India in 2004-05, also criticized Ben Stokes for picking only one pacer in the IND vs ENG second Test. James Anderson He was the only pacer England included in the playing eleven.

“In fact, a big tactical mistake was that you didn’t play with two fast bowlers. This pitch screamed that you should play two fast bowlers, but you didn’t play them. “You said you would go with only one.”

“You even said that you could perform an attack with full effects. That’s not reading the speech. A failure should be called what it is because it was a tactical failure where you bowled only one fast bowler and felt the absence of another fast bowler,” Chopra said.

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Notably, India played two pacers jasprit bumrah and Mukesh Kumar in the 2nd Test. Bumrah also took 6 wickets in the first innings and 3 wickets in the second innings to win the player of the match award in the match.