‘Can you really afford to be without Ravindra Jadeja for an extended period’-Aakash Chopra expresses concern with Ravindra Jadeja’s recurring injury

Aakash Chopra, a former cricketer for India, believes that the ongoing knee ailment suffered by Ravindra Jadeja is posing a significant obstacle for the Men in Blue as they prepare for the T20 World Cup. The veteran all-rounder will not be able to participate in the rest of the Asia Cup, and it is also possible that his participation in the T20 World Cup may be in jeopardy.

Despite the fact that Team India has brought in Axar Patel as a substitute, perhaps as a “like-for-like” alternative, Chopra believes that Jadeja’s talent as an all-rounder is incomparable to anything else.

What did Aakash Chopra say about Ravindra Jadeja?

In a video that was uploaded to his YouTube channel on Saturday, the 44-year-old detailed how an injury to Ravindra Jadeja might be detrimental to India in the following ways:

“The fact that this is not the first time Jadeja has had an injury is unsettling news. Even if you have Axar Patel available as a backup, can you really afford to be without Ravindra Jadeja for an extended period, considering that this injury seems to be reoccurring? He can also play at No. 4 or No. 5 if India needs a left-handed batsman and adds the same sense of equilibrium to the Twenty20 International squad as Hardik does.”

Last Sunday, when India was playing Pakistan, Ravindra Jadeja was elevated to the No. 4 spot so that he could face Mohammad Nawaz, who bowls left-arm spin. Jadeja scored 35 runs in the match. Aakash Chopra is under the impression that Axar Patel is not capable of performing the same role, and he believes that the Men in Blue may need to recruit Rishabh Pant.

Because of this, Team India may be forced to employ Hardik Pandya as their fifth bowler, which is a risk they wouldn’t want to take considering how they manage his workload. Dinesh Karthik, according to Chopra, might be benched to create a place for a sixth bowling option, which could be either Axar or Deepak Hooda.

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