Aakash Chopra and Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Aakash Chopra and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (Picture Supply: Instagram and Getty Pictures)

India will ramp up their preparations for the T20 World Cup in Australia with a three-match T20I sequence in opposition to South Africa, commencing on the twenty eighth of September. Whereas Sanjay Manjrekar acknowledged the choice of resting the much-maligned Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, former Indian opener Aakash Chopra questioned the choice. Chopra took a sly dig at Manjrekar’s feedback through a social media submit.

The Indian group might be with out the providers of Mohammed Shami and Deepak Hooda for the South Africa sequence as a consequence of health considerations, whereas Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya have been rested for the sequence to stop any harm heading into the T20 World Cup. Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar believed the previous was due a relaxation and suffered a dip in kind as a consequence of enjoying ‘an excessive amount of cricket’.

“With Bhuvneshwar Kumar, it’s by no means a quite simple reply however you’ve received to offer one of many easy solutions, and one of many major explanation why Bhuvi appears to be off the boil – is enjoying an excessive amount of cricket. Manjrekar stated on SPORTS18’s every day sports activities information present ‘SPORTS OVER THE TOP’.

However Aakash Chopra doesn’t see eye to eye together with his senior professional and questions the necessity for relaxation, aiming an oblique dig at Manjrekar’s feedback. He enquired concerning the choice through a submit from his Twitter deal with, which learn, “How is enjoying 8 Worldwide (solely T20) video games in two months ‘an excessive amount of cricket’?”

‘With out Hardik Pandya, India seems like a barely weaker group’ Aakash Chopra

In the meantime, the previous Indian opener additionally feels that the visiting Proteas group is way stronger than the one which visited submit the conclusion of IPL 2022 earlier this yr. Chopra believes that the South African facet poses a menace on this format of the sport and might be one to be careful for within the ICC occasion in Australia. He additionally lamented the absence of Hardik Pandya, who supplies extra stability to the group together with his all-around skills.

“Final time round Markram was not there, de Kock performed just one match, so the group appeared slightly weak and looking for steadiness. However, nothing like that can occur this time. I personally concern this group, this group has the potential to go very far within the World Cup as properly. With out Hardik Pandya, India seems like a barely weaker group,” Chopra stated on his YouTube channel