'India Are One Of Worst Teams In Test Cricket...', Aakash Chopra Sparks Debate On Twitter

The second Test match between England and India will kick-start on August 9 at Lord's

Former cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra today sparked a debate on Twitter after he opined that ‘India are one of the worst teams in Test cricket when it comes to slip catching’.

Chopra’s comment came after the Indian team dropped as many as four catches during their first Test match against England at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium, which Virat Kohli and Co. lost by 31 runs.

Out of four catches, two were dropped by Shikhar Dhawan while standing at slips and the other two catches were dropped by wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik and Ajinkya Rahane, who is counted as one of India’s finest fielders.

These missed catches turned the game in favour of hosts England who are now leading the five-match series 1-0.

Chopra, who runs his web show ‘Aakash Wani’, stated that team India stands at No 8 position just ahead of Bangladesh in ‘slip catches success rate vs seam bowlers in Tests since 2015’.

According to Chopra, team India have 67 per cent success when it comes to slip catching. New Zealand is at No 1 position with 97 per cent success rate.

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Chopra’s tweet sparked off the debate with the majority of Indian cricket fans agreeing with him probably for the first time.

Here are a few tweets:

The second Test match will kick-start on August 9 at Lord’s. India would be hoping to turn the things around while England would like to dominate the Indians again.