'Run-out was not his mistake but the shot selection...' - Former Indian cricketer slams Rohit Sharma for his golden duck in 2nd T20I against Afghanistan

Rohit Sharma hasn't even got off the mark in the two matches of the ongoing three-match T20I series against Afghanistan. He got dismissed on a golden duck in 2nd T20I.

Mathew K
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Rohit Sharma (File Photo: X)

Rohit Sharma (File Photo: X)

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has not been in a good run of form in the ongoing three-match T20I series against Afghanistan. He got dismissed on two consecutive ducks in the first and second T20I of the series, including a golden duck in the second T20I in Indore on Sunday, January 14.

Notably, Rohit is making his T20I return for India after a long wait of 14 months since he played against England in the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022.

Meanwhile, the former Indian cricketer and now the commentator, Aakash Chopra came up with a blunt analysis while speaking about Rohit Sharma’s batting miseries in the ongoing T20I assignment against Afghanistan.

"Run-out was not his mistake but the shot selection was." - Aakash Chopra about Rohit Sharma 

“It was extremely surprising the way Rohit got out. He was playing just his first ball. He doesn't play such shots. The ball went and hit his stumps. He got run out in the last match and was bowled for zero in this match. He hasn't scored a single run in this series thus far,” said Aakash Chopra in a video on his YouTube channel.

“Run-out was not his mistake but the shot selection was. There is no doubt about Rohit Sharma's form and ability. However, he will have to be in form in the IPL and I feel he will bat like this only. We need 38-40, the runs he was scoring in the ODI World Cup, from his bat,” he added later.

Speaking of the action of the match in the second T20I between India and Afghanistan, the hosts’ skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Afghanistan got all-out at the score of 172 runs in the allotted 20 overs.

While chasing the target, India comfortably chased down the total in just 15.4 overs courtesy of the swashbuckling half-centuries scored by Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube. The duo also stitched a blistering partnership of 92 runs off just 42 balls for the third wicket.

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