Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra lauded Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Shardul Thakur for his astonishing efficiency for the two-time champions on their dwelling soil in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Thakur was at his best possible hammering the bowlers of RCB of their second match.
Shardul Thakur silenced the consultants, together with his efficiency for Kolkata Knight Riders, as he smashed 68 runs off simply 29 balls and picked up the necessary wicket of Michael Bracewell to assist KKR register their first win in IPL 2023.
“There is no such thing as a doubt who was the Participant of the Match. There have been lots of questions over Shardul Thakur, to be very trustworthy, and even I’ve raised just a few questions, that he has been picked for 10.75 crores, Delhi launched him and Kolkata took him, what’s the thought behind it, and all of that,” Aakash Chopra stated.
Aakash Chopra praised Thakur for his glorious batting show on the Eden Gardens, as he took the RCB bowlers for cleaners, from a place the place the 2 champions appeared like their bundling out for 150-160 runs as they had been struggling at 89-5 at one stage shedding their top-order batters cheaply.
“Lord Thakur got here and shone. I believe that is Lord’s world and we’ve simply come to stay in it. Kolkata’s scenario was extraordinarily unhealthy. They had been 89/5 at one stage after 11.3 overs. This staff had no probability of reaching 150-175 however then Lord got here – the Palghar Specific,” Aakash Chopra added.
Coming into the match, Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers bowled brilliantly effectively within the first-half innings choosing up 5 wickets together with their skipper Nitish Rana and harmful Andre Russell. With KKR struggling at one stage, Shardul Thakur performed a blistering inning together with younger Rinku Singh to submit a mammoth whole of 204/7 on the finish of 20 overs
With 205 to chase, Royal Challengers Bangalore discovered no match to the two-time champions because the batters fell in packs as had been bundled out 123 runs inside 18 overs going through an enormous defeat of 81 runs within the second match of the league stage.
Thakur Was Excellent – Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra hailed Shardul Thakur for selecting up the necessary wicket of Michael Bracewell, stating that the New Zealander batter was the damaging batter in that RCB’s batting lineup. Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma, and Sunil Narine broken the RCB batting lineup choosing up 9 wickets for his or her staff.
“He additionally picked up a wicket and that was Michael Bracewell’s wicket. If RCB had even a one-percent probability of profitable, it was due to Michael Bracewell and when he additionally bought out, it was Tata bye-bye. Lord Thakur was excellent,” Aakash Chopra stated.
Kolkata Knight Riders will tackle Gujarat Titans of their third recreation in Narendra Modi Stadium on April 9. The 2-time champions will look to proceed their profitable momentum in opposition to the Defending Champions.