Ashish Nehra; Former India Pacer Criticism on IND vs AUS T20I Match

Ashish Nehra

“If Deepak Chahar Was Fit To Play And Umesh Yadav Played Before Him, Then There Is Confusion” IND vs AUS

Nehra; the Former India pacer argued Chahar should played before Yadav in the first three-match of the T20I series India against Australia in Mohali on Tuesday. India lost the match by 4 wickets despite scoring 208/6 batting first.

Deepak Chahar

Some heavy criticism towards Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who went for 49 and 52 runs respectively in their quota of 4 overs each. This is the first T20I match for Umesh Yadav after three years, he went for 27 runs in his 2 overs, picking 2 wickets.

However, the focus was on Bhuvneshwar Kumar, whose poor performance as he gave 16 runs in the 19th over when 18 were needed off the last 2 overs. Harshal Patel; who played before Bhuvneshwar Kumar, had gone for 22 runs in the 18th over, with Matthew Wade running wild and ending up making 45* and taking Australia home with 4 balls to spare.

Earlier Cameron Green had given Australia a good start as he smoked 61 runs in 30 balls opening for the first time in T20Is.

Why Did Yadav Play? Why Didn’t You Play Chahar – Ashish Nehra  

Chahar had made his return to the Indian team in the ODI series against Zimbabwe, was not named in the Asia Cup squad but has been named in the T20 World Cup 2022 squad as a reserve player. He will also feature in the Indian squad for the T20I series against Australia and South Africa before the ICC event.

Several fans and pundits alike have questioned Rohit Sharma’s intent with some of them accusing the captain of being confused as they questioned why Yadav was preferred over Chahar despite the latter being picked up as a reserve player in the Asia Cup.

Rohit Sharma

One of these experts was former India pacer Nehra who questioned why Yadav played ahead of Deepak Chahar if he was fit.

“Why is Yadav playing? You brought Shami and then you had Chahar. You said Bumrah wasn’t fit, I would also like to know why you didn’t play Chahar. There was a time when Chahar was the front-runner to replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

If Chahar was fit to play and Yadav played ahead of him, then confusion to zarror hai,” Nehra told Cricbuzz.

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