Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra showered praise on Australian batsman Mitchell Marsh for upping the ante during the third and final ODI against Team India in Rajkot. The right-handed batter looked quite comfortable from the word go as he kept hammering Indian bowlers like a hot knife through butter. The cricket expert was particularly pleased with the intent shown by Mitchell Marsh in the dead rubber.
The opening batter scored 96 off 84 balls as he helped the Men in Yellow post 352 for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs. In reply, India were bundled out for 286 runs as they went on to lose the game by 86 runs. India had a great opportunity to inflict an ODI series whitewash on Australia for the first time but they let the opportunity slip away from their hands.
Aakash Chopra lauds Mitchell Marsh while taking an indirect dig at Iyer and Gill
India’s 2-1 series win over Australia should give the team a great deal of confidence going forward into the 50-over World Cup. After the Rajkot ODI, Aakash Chopra, on his YouTube channel, echoed that Mitchell Marsh came very close to scoring a century. He was also impressed with the way Mitchell Marsh went about his work as he did not slow down while he was reaching the triple-figure mark.
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“Marsh was not worried about his hundred at all and just wanted to keep attacking. He was not bothered about getting dismissed,” the former Indian opening batsman spoke highly of Mitchell Marsh’s aggressive approach. After the second ODI in Indore, Aakash Chopra stated that Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill were approaching their respective centuries but took their time to score the milestones.
Shreyas Iyer aggregated 105 runs off 90 deliveries where he struck 10 fours and 3 sixes. On the other hand, Shubman scored 104 off 97 balls wherein he hammered 6 fours and 4 sixes. Aakash Chopra opined that while Iyer and Gill were nearing their respective centuries, there weren’t many runs scored in that period.
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