The Indian team suffered a huge blow in the fourth Test against Australia as Shreyas Iyer has again triggered his back injury. Earlier, he missed the first Test due to the same injury but made a comeback in the 2nd and 3rd Test. He was included in the final Test of the four-match Test series but didn’t come to bat.
He also missed the entire series against New Zealand, earlier, and his back injury has now become a big concern for the Indian Team management. Former Indian cricketer, Aakash Chopra, recently, talked about Iyer’s problem and said that it might not be a bigger problem for India but the Kolkata-based franchise in the Indian T20 League will have a lot of trouble as Iyer leads the franchise, currently.
"Shreyas Iyer's back issue is becoming a recurring problem now. Team India may still cope with it but Kolkata will be sweating out on his fitness. They have no backup available for Shreyas and things aren't looking good for them." Aakash said on his YouTube Channel.
We shouldn't judge anyone so soon: Aakash Chopra on KS Bharat
Aakash also talked about wicketkeeper-batter KS Bharat, who made his debut in the first match of the series. He said that many people trolled Bharat after some bad games but he showed his ability in the last Test. Bharat didn’t have a great start to his career as he failed to deliver big for the team and for himself. It won't be wrong to say that the pitches weren't that easy to bat in the first three Tests. However, he looked great in the last Test.
"People started abusing KS Bharat after a few poor games. Did you see those two sixes of Cameron Green's bowling? He is good enough with the bat and so we shouldn't judge anyone so soon.”
The last Test ended up in a draw and the Men in Blue has retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy, once again. Former Indian captain Virat Kohli smashed a brilliant century in the last match, while Shubman Gill also achieved the same milestone. India have now successfully qualified for the Test Championship final as well which will take place in June this year.