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Chopra disappointed with "reckless" Indian top order


Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra is disappointed with how his national team has performed on day one of the first test.

India has lost six wickets before tea after winning the toss and electing to bowl, with Australia in full control.

Chopra feels their innings has been summed up by Rohit Sharma’s wicket, where he skied a ball straight into the hands of Marcus Harris in the out-field, one ball after hitting a six.

“Sharma was well set, he hit a six on the previous ball, almost got caught in the deep. That shot, at that point in time, was reckless,” Chopra told SEN Cricket.

The 41-year-old feels Sharma is yet to prove he can make it at international level.

“That makes you wonder why it has not worked for Rohit Sharma at this level. He started his test career with a century, followed it up with another century in the next test,” Chopra said.

“I still feel he doesn’t have the temperament and doesn’t know how to construct a test innings.

“You’ve got to find a way to be relevant in this format.

“Having said that, when he played for India, I think he’s got over 5000 first-class runs. It’s not that he never knew how to play in the longer format.”

Chopra was disappointed with the Indian top order, who all got out nicking behind before lunch.

“The top four, all of them got dismissed in an almost identical fashion. The ball pitched outside off. They should’ve left their driving license back in India,” he said.

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