DC vs SRH: Aakash Chopra makes a bold prediction about SRH smashing 300 runs against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley stadium

Updated - 20 Apr 2024, 04:13 PM

Aakash Chopra and Travis Head
Aakash Chopra and Travis Head (Credits: Instagram)

Former India and Kolkata Knight Riders batter Aakash Chopra has made a very bold claim about match number 35 of IPL 2024 between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals later tonight. Rishabh Pant's side will be welcoming Pat Cummins' Orange Army at one of the smallest venues of the Indian Premier League in Arun Jaitely Stadium. On that note, Chopra has claimed that SRH, after scoring two 270+ scores this season, could be scoring IPL history's first-ever 300 score. 

For it to happen, the Sunrisers Hyderabad will have to hope that Pat Cummins wins the coin toss against his former franchise and then elects to bat first. That seems like the only possibility for SRH to score 300 runs in a venue that doesn't even have 60+ metres of distance from the 22-yard pitch to the boundary rope. With that being said, Aakash Chopra highlighted the comments of SRH opener Travis Head, who has been responsible for most of the damage they are causing this season. 

Aakash Chopra mocks RCB for conceding IPL's biggest-ever total 

While speaking on his latest YouTube video, Aakash Chopra started off the conversation about tonight's match by taking a brutal dig at the Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bengaluru. The 38-year-old said that the echos of the chaos that SRH caused at the M. Chinnaswamy on 15th April can still be heard very clearly. Chopra hailed the team Hyderabad for their ability to shatter opposing bowlers wherever they play, be it in front of home supporters or in venues away from home.  

"They hit at home and also enter others' homes and hit them. If you don't believe me, you can ask Bengaluru. The sounds of them getting hit are still coming because 287 were scored." Aakash Chopra said in his latest YT video. 

If Rishabh Pant's Delhi doesn't want the SRH to treat them like they did to RCB, then they will have to bat first at the Arun Jaitley stadium. Or they can also hope for their bowling attack to perform the way they did against Gujarat Titans in their previous home game. 

DC had held the 2022 IPL champions for their lowest-ever score of 89, that too, in an away match at the Narendra Modi stadium. Every recognized bowler in their team spent less than 6 runs in over with Kuldeep Yadav proving to be the most economical as he registered figures of none for 16. 

Aakash Chopra sends a warning to Rishabh Pant and co.

DC might be coming in the back of a superb bowling performance but they must be wary of the Sunrisers Hyderabad's dangerous batting line-up. The 2016 champions do not lack the presence of genuine big hitters and the best thing for them is that their local players are also contributing to the team. 

In that context, Aakash Chopra sent a warning to Rishabh Pant and co. that Travis Head had said after winning the man of the match in Chinnaswamy that soon, they would score 300 as well. 

"Travis Head even came and said in the middle - 'Don't you think 3 will be written in front of our score soon', which means abki baar 300 paar and this is that kind of ground as well, to be fair. It's also going to be an all-Indian attack in front of them," Aakash Chopra concluded.


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