Aakash Chopra: The Year 2021 has been an incredible year for cricket fans worldwide. We Witnessed nail-biting performances and last over matches that entertained every cricket fan and made them love the sport.
It was an action-packed year of ODI, Test and the shorter format of the game T20 Internationals. It started with Team India whitewashing the Australians in their home ground at the Gabba and creating history.
We also witnessed our first World Championship final match between the men in blue India and the black caps New Zealand. The Kiwis New Zealand won the first test championship as they beat India after an exciting five-day test match with rain interruptions.
The batters have conquered the 2021 year and were the most impactful performers of the Year. Joe Root, the England captain, has deliberately topped the chart for scoring the maximum number of runs.
Also, the Indian white-ball cricket captain Rohit Sharma evolved out to be the best test batter in these past 12 months. “What a year it has been”
As the Year starts to end, the former Indian cricketer Akash Chopra comes up with his five picked best Test batsman of 2021
Aakash Chopra Best Picked Batsman 2021
• The first pick for the former Indian player and YouTuber Aakash Chopra was the Pakistani left-hand batsman Fawad Alam who was dropped and made a comeback to the Test cricket after 11 years of struggle in 2020.
• Fawad was successful in scoring three consecutive centuries with two half-centuries this Year and also been the most impactful performer for the Pakistanis in the test side against the proteas South Africa IN the start of 2021
• The Akash Chopra addressed to his audience that the Pakistan player Fawad Alam has interesting stories in his back as he left Cricket but never gave up; after so many years of patience and hard work, he grabbed the opportunity to represent his national side Pakistan in the cricketing world
• The second pick for Aakash Chopra was the Sri Lanka player lahiru Thirimanne. He successfully contributed to his side and scored 659 with an average of 50 per match. Thirimanne dominated all the bowlers, played against South Africa, England, West Indies, and scored everywhere.
• Aakash Chopra’s third choice was Rishabh Pant; he was impressed by his performance in the Australian tour Early this Year. Pant has played 11 tests scored 706 runs with an average of 41.
• Pant also has impactful wicket-keeping performance and his Trash Talking ability with the batsman, creating pressure on the opponents to distract them, underplay and give up.
Top 5 test batsmen of the 2021
• Pant scored valuable runs this Year both in Sydney and Brisbane. His outstanding knock in the Sydney test made India score a historic win in the Aussie’s home ground. Also, he scored Centuries not only in fast pitches but also in Orthodox turning pitches, just like the innings against England at Ahmedabad
• Rohit Sharma has been brilliant with the bat this season; he played a crucial role in the victories against the Englishmen this Year. He played around 11 Matches and scored 906 runs in an average of 47.6. “Rohit Sharma century in Chennai was one of the incredible scenarios of this year’s international cricket.”
• Nobody expected this level of Cricket from Rohit Sharma as people told him that he is only good for the shorter format and the 50 over the form of the game. Hence he proved everyone wrong with his impactful performance and several centuries this Year
• The Aakash Chopra says that if we talk about scoring runs and converting the centuries into Double centuries and more? Then how could we forget the England captain Joe Root!
• Root is an exceptional cricketer; he played around 12 matches this season with 1455 runs in his back, including six centuries with an average of 66.1 “What a Marvellous Cricket Record.”
• Joe Root scored Double consecutive centuries against India and Sri Lanka this Year. The class and the personality root possesses! Come on! He is onto a different level now, one of the greatest evolving cricketers.
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These were Aakash Chopra 5 best-picked players who have conquered the batting lineup and created records of being the most valuable player and scoring the most number of runs for their respective side in 2021