One Of India’s popular commentator and former Indian cricketer, Aakash Chopra was seen praising SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman Tripathi for playing a destructive match-winning knock against Mumbai Indians (MI).
Tripathi scored a 76 runs off just 44 balls as SRH put up a big score of 193/6 on the board. After that, Hyderabad’s bowlers restricted MI to 190/7 and managed to win the game by three runs. While reviewing the SRH-MI clash in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra picked Tripathi’s knock as a game-changing performance.
Talking about the same, Aakash Chopra explained, “In my opinion, Rahul Tripathi. He made 76 off 44 balls, with three sixes and nine fours. He had a strike rate of 172 and I will tell you one more thing about him, he has a strike rate above 190 in winning causes. So whenever they win the match, they win because of him, he runs at double speed, and when he gets out, Hyderabad is also out along with him.”
Aakash Chopra also added, “He is my favorite uncapped Indian player since the time he has started playing the IPL. We all know that he is selfless. It does not bother him whether it is a spinner or a fast bowler, you get Bumrah to bowl or any other bowler, it does not matter to him.”
Chopra also appreciated the fact that Tripathi smashed Jasprit Bumrah to the cleaners. He said,“If he goes after you, he goes after you. The one shot (pulled six) he hit against Bumrah and then hit two fours as well, suddenly you realized that he is a serious quality.