Aakash Chopra questions Rahane’s failures saying “Feels like he’s on notice period”

Aakash Chopra questions Rahane's failures
Aakash Chopra says “Feels like he’s on notice period”

Following Rahan’s failure in the Test after returning to the longest format of the game former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra questions Rahane’s failures saying “Feels like he’s on notice period.”

Aakash Chopra questions Rahane’s failures on the WI tour 2023

On the 2nd Test of West Indies, the India Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was sent out with a single-digit score in the port of Spain, Trinidad. India was in complete control in the second test of the West Indies tour in 2023. As Virat Kohli scored his 76th century with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Jadeja, Yashasvi and Ashwin scored brilliant half-centuries to take India’s first innings to 438.

Ajinkya Rahane made a comeback to the Test team after some stunning performances in IPL 2023 but failed to reach expectations. In the first test, he was sent out for 3. On the second test, he was sent out for 8. Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra feels that “his notice period is on”.

Ajinkya Rahane

“Ajinkya Rahane – he is the vice-captain of this team for sure but you get the feeling that the notice period is on. It happens with some players and it seems like it is happening with him as well or will happen,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel at the end of Day 1’s play.

He also remembers how Rahane got out in the old fashion way. “He got an inside edge once earlier as well. Then he got it a second time and the ball hit the stumps. It was a session where India lost four wickets and the run-scoring was slow but in the end, India are in a commanding situation.”

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli had his 500th international appearance with his 76th century as India concluded their first innings on Day 2. Kohli on missing a hundred in the previous test, had a 121 score in 206 deliveries which was his 29th century in a long format.

Ahead of the Test series, Indian coach Rahul Dravid revealed that Shubman Gill wanted to play at number three. However, the youngster has managed to score just 16 runs in that position. Aakash Chopra also questioned Gill’s batting spot.

“Shubman Gill came at No. 3. It neither suited him in the last match nor here and the short knock he played here, it was a less convincing knock. He didn’t look in a lot of control and then he gets an outside edge and gets out,” he added.

India was 182 for 4 when Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja joined hands during the final session of the day. Rahane’s wicket was the last one to fall on the day as Kohli-Jadeja notched up an unbeaten 106 runs partnership for the fifth wicket.