Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan (Image Credits: Twitter)

Aakash Chopra has scrutinized the Delhi Capitals (DC) choice to downgrade an in-form Sarfaraz Khan in the batting order in their Sunday evening IPL 2022 game against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Khan, who scored an unbeaten 36 in the Capitals’ last match against the Lucknow Super Giants, didn’t get to bat against KKR. Notwithstanding, the other DC players took care of their business by posting an enormous 215/5 on the board.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credits: Twitter)

While analyzing the Delhi Capitals’ batting execution in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra was confounded by the establishment’s call not to utilize Khan’s utility with the bat.

DC vs KKR: "I Hope Someone Placed An Arm On His Shoulder And Said 'Sorry'" - Aakash Chopra On Delhi Capitals' Batting Order Against KKR

“There was a question in my mind. Where is Sarfaraz? Why did you play the kid? He batted well in the last match and they kept on demoting him. He was sitting wearing the pads and they didn’t send him to bat. I hope someone placed an arm on his shoulder and said ‘sorry’.” said Chopra.

Aakash Chopra Praises Delhi Capitals Batting Effort

Nonetheless, the former India cricketer recognized that the other Delhi Capitals hitters did the needful. Aakash Chopra explained:

Prithvi Shaw and David Warner were absolutely sensational to begin with. Kolkata was seen rubbing their hands and the two of them were seen frying the bowlers. It was a fantastic opening partnership. Pant also came and opened his arms. In the end, Axar was also there with Shardul.”

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw (Image Credits: Twitter)

Batters Took Full Toll Off Pat Cummins: Chopra

Aakash Chopra brought up that the Delhi Capitals players were especially unforgiving of Pat Cummins. He noticed:

“Sunil Narine was very good, he bowled well. Varun Chakravarthy was alright, he also bowled well. Umesh Yadav should have got more than one wicket but his performance was also alright. Cummins got hit a lot, he has scored an individual century in two matches.”

Sunil Narine, who returned figures of 2/21, was KKR’s star with the ball. While Cummins went wicketless and surrendered 51 runs in his four-over spell, Umesh Yadav was additionally swindled in his last over.