Former India opener Aakash Chopra believes Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Rishabh Pant will need to play a responsible shot against the Mumbai Indians (MI) if he is to get his team into the knockout stages. .
The 24-year-old has had a handful of starts this season but hasn’t quite converted any of them into a knockout win. The 44-year-old thinks Pant may need to rein in his natural instincts a bit and think about tweaking his innings for the good of the team.
Speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra explains why this round will be an acid test for Pant. He say:
“Rishabh Pant needs to put his ego aside and look at the bigger picture. He is a much more capable player than his performances to date. Whenever Delhi wins wins, his average isn’t great. So there hasn’t been a worthy contribution.”
DC didn’t do justice to Sarfaraz Khan: Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra is also confused with how DC is using talented hitter Sarfaraz Khan. The 24-year-old has been on the pitch throughout the season and that has taken a toll on his confidence.
DC also doesn’t put him in his normal number in the middle order whenever he gets the chance. However, in their previous game, Sarfaraz was allowed to open the innings and he made an immediate impact, scoring a quick 32 (16).
After finding the right partner for David Warner in the absence of Prithvi Shaw, Aakash Chopra hopes that DC will stick to Sarfaraz at the top of the order. He stated:
“They didn’t do justice to Sarfaraz. He should have played more games, hit the ball really well. But they decided to let him out a bit early.”
DC will have to sweat for Shaw’s fitness as he is a player who impacts them at the top level. However, that would once again question Sarfaraz’s place on the team.
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