'We're so fickle-minded' - Ex-India opener feels KL Rahul is being made 'scapegoat'

Former India Cricketer Aakash Chopra has some expectations from the stand-in skipper in the upcoming second Test match.

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KL Rahul (Source - Twitter)

KL Rahul (Source - Twitter)

KL Rahul would be utterly disappointed with his performance as he missed the opportunity to get a big knock under his belt in the first Test match against Bangladesh. The India vice-captain has not quite found his feet ever since returning to the national side from an injury ahead of the Asia Cup 2022. And former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has some expectations from the stand-in skipper in the upcoming second Test match

"There is nothing much to see from India's viewpoint. You want KL Rahul to score runs because he is an amazing player. It is not that he has become a bad player but the environment in Indian cricket at the moment is that they are blaming Rahul whenever anything goes wrong."

"They are asking when Rahul will get dropped. In India, when someone does well, we want the other one to be left out. We are so fickle-minded, we change our opinions so quickly. It seems at the moment that there is no player more ordinary than KL Rahul because that environment has gotten created.” Aakash was quoted as saying.

'A Test century has not come for Virat Kohli'- Aakash Chopra

Aakash said he wants Shubman Gill to score runs in the first innings as well because it is important to take the lead for the team from the beginning. He also wants Virat Kohli to hit a century as it has been a long time since he scored one.

"I am looking for first-innings runs from Shubman Gill because you will need runs there. Cheteshwar Pujara - once again, a similar style. Runs from Virat Kohli's bat. We were saying that Cheteshwar has scored a century after so many years."

"The truth is that Virat Kohli's last century came in the pink-ball Test at the Eden Gardens against Bangladesh in 2019. After that, a Test century has not come. He hasn't played too much cricket as well but hasn't scored too many runs in whatever he has played. So you expect runs from his bat, that he also scores a century."

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