Last Update on: April 21st, 2022 at 02:25 pm
Aakash Chopra has commended the Delhi Capitals (DC) for beating their hardships to destroy the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the last evening’s IPL 2022 game.
The Delhi Capitals were hit hard by COVID-positive cases in their camp. There were vulnerabilities about the match occurring however Rishabh Pant’s side kept their concerns under control to enlist a persuading nine-wicket win.
They Came Like A Storm And Blew Punjab Kings Apart: Aakash Chopra Hails Delhi Capitals Performance
While evaluating the game in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra was loaded with acclaim for the Delhi Capitals. He explained:
“Delhi had a lot of problems because it seemed they may not play the match. But they came like a storm and totally blew away Punjab. They bowled out Punjab for 115 in 120 balls, lost just one wicket and the match was in their grasp. Not only two points, the net run rate has also gone up fast.”
The former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) player featured that the Delhi Capitals utilized their spinners splendidly to hoodwink the Punjab Kings hitters. Chopra observed:
“They (Delhi) came out with the spin to win mantra – Lalit Yadav, Axar and Kuldeep’s bowling. They strangulated the opposition with spin. They brought out the weakness of Punjab that they don’t play spin well.”
Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Lalit Yadav scalped six wickets and yielded only 45 runs in the 10 overs they bowled. Patel, specifically, was at his tightfisted best, surrendering only 10 runs in his four-over spell while also getting two wickets.
Whenever He was Getting A Bowler, He Was Taking Wickets: Aakash Chopra Commends Rishabh Pant’s Leadership Skills
Aakash Chopra was likewise unreserved in his commendation for Rishabh Pant’s always developing captaincy skills. He elaborated:
“Rishabh Pant’s captaincy is growing leaps and bounds, the right changes at the right moment, in fact, he got Shardul Thakur to bowl just two overs. He got Lalit Yadav to bowl the 18th over and he got a wicket there as well. Whenever he was getting a bowler, he was taking wickets.”
The eminent analyst closed by featuring that David Warner and Prithvi Shaw’s quick assaults made a joke of the 116-run target. Aakash Chopra said:
“If we talk about the batting – David Warner and Prithvi Shaw – they are explosive. Prithvi sent a lot of balls on the tour of the sky. David Warner has become a beast, has played three consecutive good knocks, he is not taking the name of stopping.”
The 116-run target was never going to be difficult for the Delhi Capitals. David Warner ( 60 off 30 balls) and Prithvi Shaw’s ( 41 off 20 balls) dangerous strokes at the top order helped Delhi Capitals pursue the target with 57 balls still left.