The Career Of This Indian Pacestar, Not Looking Good, Feels Ex-Opener Akash Chopra

By Real11 - Dec 5 2023 228 Views


This Indian Pacestar’s Career "Not Looking Good" Feels Ex-Opener Akash Chopra

The Indian Cricket Team that will tour South Africa starting from December 10, bears a unique look. This time the Men in Blue will be led by three captains in three formats on a single tour. Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the Test series whereas Suryakumr Yadav will be the captain during the T20I series and KL Rahul has been appointed as the skipper of the ODI series. Team India will play three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests in South Africa.

Yet one of the most noteworthy misses from the squad was that of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The veteran pacestar is denied a spot in either of the formats. 

"I and you won't decide his career because we are not the selectors, and who are we to say whether it's over or a long career is left? It's not looking good in the current scenario. It seems like a roadblock has come," Aakash Chopra, former Indian cricket team opener, stated on his YouTube channel.

"You are not getting opportunities. You had a decent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and a decent Indian T20 League season as well but you are not getting picked anywhere. It was decided long back that they won't pick him in ODIs but now they are not picking him for T20Is also."

He went on to state that the Indian Cricket Board selectors may have started to look for younger passionate bowlers.

"So it seems like the selectors have started looking in other directions and there are options. It is a praiseworthy thing about Indian cricket that you always have so many options available that you say you can go with someone else," he added.

"So Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, and then you forget Umran Malik, whom you played matches four months ago. So this is the reality of Indian cricket. So for Bhuvi, you get the drift."

Ex-Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra who is associated with the Gujarat franchise as a coach said that Kumar could be one of the finest choices who could fit the conditions of South Africa. 

"I am not at all surprised that the selectors have picked three different teams. Pretty much everyone's name has come. There might be hardly any player who is there or thereabouts whose name is not there," Ashish Nehra was quoted saying to JioCinema.

"Only one name comes to my mind, because you are going to South Africa, and you have picked a lot of fast bowlers, and that name is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. I understand that you have other new-ball options, you have Arshdeep Singh, and Mukesh Kumar is playing," Nehra added.

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