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Aakash Chopra names the player who resembles Yuvraj Singh

Going by the Populous thought, the voice of Indian cricket Aakash Chopra also praised the young talent and believes that the left-hander resembles Yuvraj Singh.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Albeit the limelight of being in the centre of the scheme is well attracted and driven towards India’s Under 19 skipper Prithvi Shaw, and vice-captain Shubman Gill, there are quite a few players who have been able to put up a stupendous performance which has eventually helped the team to be on the winning side. One of such emerging players from the Under-19 winning team is the opening batsman, Manjot Kalra.

Banking on his superlative hundred in the final, India managed to lift their fourth Under-19 World Cup title. His astonishing hundred included some dazzling looking shots which led the populous revisit late 90’s as they felt that the 18-year-old Kalra emulates veteran left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh.

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Enroute the triumph of the tournament, India found heroes in some of the most challenging situations. The likes of Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill saw their name flash in the domestic arena which gave them a chance to act maturely at the supreme level. On the other hand, Manoj Kalra is also seen in the mix of things for Delhi, but he is still eyeing that opening spot to announce his stature.

Aakash Chopra expressed his thoughts

Going by the Populous thought, the voice of Indian cricket Aakash Chopra also praised the young talent and believes that the left-hander resembles Yuvraj Singh.

Aakash Chopra took to Twitter to express his views and said, “Kalra played a heart-winning knock in the final of the World Cup final. A very talented left-handed batsman. The most special thing about him is that he reminds me of a lot of players. I remember, he played a shot straight over the bowlers head off a full toss, I was talking to Kapil Paaji, he saw the shot and said, ‘This is Yuvraj’. He has the glimpses of Yuvraj.”

“When he plays a shot over mid-off, he resembles Shikhar Dhawan and then has glimpses of Suresh Raina when he plays a shot over the cover region. This guy is reminding us of a lot of players. You can expect his name to do the rounds in the coming years. However, there’s still a long way to go,” he added.

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