PBKS vs SRH: "Make Him The Bullet Train's Brand Ambassador," Says Aakash Chopra Referring To Umran Malik's Match-Winning Spell

Updated - 18 Apr 2022, 04:38 PM

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credits: Twitter)

Aakash Chopra believes Umran Malik, who bowls at a breakneck pace, should be appointed as the brand ambassador for the bullet train.

Malik had a career-best 4/28 as the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowled out the Punjab Kings (PBKS) for 151 runs in the IPL 2022 match on Sunday afternoon. Kane Williamson’s side after which chased the target down with seven wickets in hand and the same number of deliveries remaining.

Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)

Aakash Chopra lavished praise on Umran Malik, saying: “Make Umran Malik the brand ambassador for the upcoming bullet train in India. Wow, the 20th over of a T20 match was a maiden over with three wickets and a runout. He took four wickets in total. The Jammu Express travels at breakneck speed. I think he’s fantastic.”

Aakash Chopra praised the other SRH bowlers for limiting PBKS to a below-par score. Chopra noted:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets on a slow pitch, and he did an excellent job. Suchith was also very economical, and Liam Livingstone’s knock was ineffective.”

Umran Malik will be remembered for his performance: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra went on to say that Malik’s attempts with the ball outshined Liam Livingstone’s fiery beating for PBKS. He clarified:

Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)

“Umran Malik will be recognized for the first innings. Liam Livingstone managed to play well, but he didn’t get the strike in the finish. Shahrukh [Khan] was out, and whoever came in, whether that was Odean Smith or Rahul Chahar, he (Umran) was trying to hit everyone’s stumps.”

Aakash Chopra stated that Livingstone’s partnership with Shahrukh Khan assisted PBKS in recovering from a disastrous start. According to Chopra:

Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone (Image: Twitter)

“Shikhar Dhawan is out, followed by Prabhsimran and Bairstow. Jitesh Sharma was batting well – he’s no longer with us. What are you doing? Give yourself some space. Shahrukh and Liam worked well together, and Liam has a rule that he will only hit 200m sixes.”

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/22) and Umran Malik (4/28) consolidated to package out Punjab Kings for 151 in their IPL game at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, making way for SRH’s seven-wicket triumph.

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