Asia Cup 2022: Former Indian player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra believes Virat Kohli was unnecessarily made a victim of Team India’s disastrous T20 World Cup tournament last year. The Indian team couldn’t make it to the knockouts and Kohli had to step down from the captaincy soon after as well. However, everyone felt that with Rohit Sharma leading the team, India would have a great chance to win the Asia Cup in the UAE. However, India has already been knocked out of the Asia Cup this season. Seeking official betting sites in India? Learn how to find the right one for you and explore your sports betting options.

While speaking in a video on his YouTube channel on Thursday, Aakash Chopra shared why captaincy was not the reason behind both their poor show in the tournament.

He said: “When we lost here last year, many said it was because of Virat Kohli and that they should change the captain. Now even Rohit Sharma couldn’t win here. So that shows that the team selection is the problem and not the captain.”

Aakash Chopra has also spoken about the way Team India continues to raise eyebrows with their baffling selections in this year’s Asia Cup as well. However, the veteran has also stated that the constant chopping and changing has been hurting the team.

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He said: “Last time you suddenly picked players out of the blue and left out Chahal. You opened with Ishan Kishan. And now you continue to do the same. You opened with Ishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and Deepak Hooda, and now suddenly you don’t have DK the finisher at No. 7, and have just three (fast) bowling options.”

“India might play Deepak Chahar and Axar Patel or Ravi Bishnoi. You need to play wicket-taking bowlers and play DK if you aren’t going to give Hooda any overs. There is a lack of clarity in the planning. We do so many changes looking at the opposition, but Sri Lanka and Pakistan have made just one change each and yet are in the final,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, KL Rahul, who led the team against Afghanistan, said that the result has been disappointing as they would have wanted to play the final as well. However, he stated that they would take the positives and he believes losing is not great but sometimes one has to take it as part of the journey as well. And, he also said that their vision is the World Cup and he hopes the learnings will help them in the World Cup.

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