Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra stated that Ajit Agarkar made some tough decisions in his first assignment as chairman of the senior men’s selection committee. Aakash Chopra believes that rohit sharmaVirat Kohli and KL Rahul might not be in the selectors’ plans for the T20 format.
Senior batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were not included in the T20I squad for the upcoming T20I series against the West Indies. However, both batsmen were named in the Test and ODI squads. KL Rahul, on the other hand, is currently sidelined due to injury and is on the mend.
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That’s a call past selectors have taken – Aakash Chopra
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra spoke about India’s ongoing transition period in cricket, stressing the importance of clear communication with players during this phase.
“Hard calls to take, honestly speaking. Why do I say that? Rohit Sharma as captain after 2023? Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul as T20 players, that’s a decision previous selectors have made for sure, but how do you go ahead with that? Chopra said.
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“So when do you start phasing out the older adults? Phase out may be the wrong word, but phase out means you want to start moving in a different direction. So how will you do that? When will you do that? What will the communication be? added.
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He is the one who can make the hard decisions – Aakash Chopra
The cricketer-turned-commentator highlighted that Ajit Agarkar He has to make crucial decisions regarding the senior players and the roadmap for the future of Indian cricket.
“I expect all of that from Ajit. When Ajit was coach of Mumbai, something similar happened and that’s why he probably had to resign in the end. He has immense respect from his teammates and he is the one who can make the tough decisions.” further stated.
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“In my opinion, Indian cricket is at a stage where it will have to make some tough decisions in the next 12 months regarding seniors: who, where, how and how much, how should the roadmap for in front, how much do you invest in a particular child and the clarity of respecting first-class cricket? He concluded.
Rohit, Virat and Rahul played their T20I match during the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. The trio were not named to the team for the fourth consecutive series. Hardik Panda was made captain, with Suryakumar Yadav as his deputy.
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