Aakash Chopra praised Bangladesh for surprising India in the first two ODIs, adding that Litton Das and company would be aiming for a series whitewash.
On Wednesday, December 7, the Tigers defeated the Men in Blue by five runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) in Mirpur. After deciding to bat first, they set the visitors a 272-run target and held them to 266/9 to seal the series ahead of the final game.
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Aakash Chopra Lauds Bangladesh
Chopra praised the hosts for their back-to-back victories in a video posted on his YouTube channel, saying:
“They (Bangladesh) won the last match by one wicket and have handed a five-run defeat to India this time. There have been only two games and we have already lost the series. Bangladesh are saying that it is not Diwali time but they have prepared for a whitewash.”
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Chopra went on to say that India’s series loss was a shock, explaining:
“We are getting shocks many times. We went to Bangladesh with the strong belief that we will win these matches, win the series easily, that we don’t lose to anyone in a bilateral series. The truth is also that Bangladesh have won 17 of the last 20 ODI matches they have played at home. Your performance has been fantastic.”
Injuries Are Happening As Though It Is A Joke: Aakash Chopra
India has now lost back-to-back ODI series to Bangladesh in the latter’s home country. The last time the Men in Blue visited their eastern neighbors, they were trounced 2-1.
Chopra emphasized India’s growing injury problems, saying:
“How has been India’s performance? The first thing is the problem with injuries. Wherever you go, I will follow. That’s been the story of India. Kuldeep Sen was not even available for this match. Deepak Chahar bowled only three overs and he also got injured. They are saying it is a hamstring injury, we really don’t know how serious it is.”
According to the renowned analyst, India may require supernatural intervention to put its injury concerns to rest. He said:
“Kuldeep Sen has already been ruled out. Rohit Sharma got hurt in his hand, he went for scans and there is a dislocation, he had stitches, which means one more injury. Hawan karao, the injuries are happening as though it is a joke.”
While attempting to collect a catch at the second slip off Mohammed Siraj’s bowling, Rohit Sharma injured his thumb. He batted at No. 9 and scored an unbeaten 51-run knock, but India was unable to cross the finish line.
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