IPL 2024
Aakash Chopra applauds Kuldeep Yadav’s spell vs Lucknow Super Giants
By SMCS - Apr 13, 2024 1:53 pm
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Veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has applauded Kuldeep Yadav for bowling a match-winning spell in the Delhi Capitals’ (DC) IPL 2024 clash against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) as well. However, Kuldeep returned with the figures of 3/20 in four overs as DC restricted LSG to 167/7 after they chose to bat first in Lucknow on Friday, April 12 as well. Later, Delhi then chased the target down with six wickets and 11 balls in hand to register their second win of the season as well.

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran was clueless facing Kuldeep Yadav

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said, “I got my first performer of the day because he was also the Player of the Match. Khaleel (Ahmed) started it, which he always does nowadays, and Kuldeep Yadav bowled googly after googly. First (Marcus) Stoinis tried to hit him and he got out.”

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“Then Nicholas Pooran fell for a first-ball duck. We are saying that he should come early but that was too early. 7.4 overs – that was Ayush Badoni’s time to come but he didn’t come. Pooran came and he got out. Then you used your substitute as well in the form of Deepak Hooda. Kuldeep Yadav picked up three wickets in all,” Chopra further added.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant

However, Kuldeep first dismissed Marcus Stoinis and then rattled Pooran’s stumps before having KL Rahul caught behind by Rishabh Pant as well. While talking about the Lucknow Super Giants’ batting, Aakash Chopra applauded Ayush Badoni for bailing his side out of trouble as well.

“These many runs wouldn’t have been scored, the way they (LSG) batted, which includes Stoinis, Pooran, Devdutt Padikkal, and the sort of shot Deepak Hooda played to get out. So things were going extremely ordinary and a special knock came from Ayush Badoni’s bat. He is my second performer of the day. He bailed the team out when they were stuck. He played some big shots as well. While Deepak Hooda played a rash shot, Ayush Badoni kept playing steadily by taking singles and doubles. He said that things might change if he played till the end and they actually changed,” Aakash Chopra concluded.