Aakash Chopra names his current Fab four
Former India opener Aakash Chopra has picked his current Fab four and included Indian captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson in the list. Aakash Chopra said that Joe Root hardly plays T20Is nowadays and also lost his sheen in ODIs and which is why he doesn’t find a place in Aakash Chopra’s Fab Four.
“You would have to start the new fab four with India’s Virat Kohli because he is the number one batsman in two formats. He is in the top ten in T20I cricket as well but is in the bottom half.
“Have to keep New Zealand’s Kane Williamson in the fab four because of his consistency. He does great in ODIs and is formidable in Tests,” Chopra was quoted as saying by cricket.pakistan.com.pk.
Meanwhile, Steve Smith might easily be among the best in Tests considering his consistency in this format but his limited-overs record doesn’t speak volumes. So keeping all these factors into account, Aakash Chopra has named Pakistan limited-overs captain Babar Azam and India limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma in Fab four.
“I would keep Pakistan’s Babar Azam in the fab four. He stands shoulder to shoulder with India’s Virat Kohli. He is the number one batsman in T20Is, number-three in ODIs and number five in Test cricket.
“If you are in the top five in all three formats then how can you not be in the fab four of world cricket? He should be included in the fab four a 120 per cent,” Chopra added.
Former India opener Aakash Chopra went on to highlight that Rohit Sharma has been statistically very good in numbers in limited-overs and this is the reason behind including him over Australia opening batsman David Warner who was inconsistent in the recent times.