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Aakash Chopra comments on CSK’s recent performance in IPL 2022
By SMCS - Apr 10, 2022 4:02 pm
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Former India opener turned famous commentator Aakash Chopra has said that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been hit hard in IPL 2022 owing to their unstable batting lineup as well as an ineffective bowling attack. However, CSK faced another eight-wicket defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday. This was their fourth successive loss, and they are currently placed at the last in the IPL 2022 points table as well.

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While reviewing the CSK-SRH encounter in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said: “Neither is Chennai’s batting firing nor is their bowling looking sharp. Chennai lost the toss and were asked to bat first. Ruturaj Gaikwad was looking good but got out again. Robin Uthappa was there with him – he was also looking good but he got out as well. The game moved forward at an extremely slow pace in which Moeen Ali scores some runs, Ambati Rayudu scores a few runs, Shivam Dube got out as soon as he came in, Jadeja scores a few runs and you reached a fighting total.”

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However, Moeen Ali top-scored for the Chennai Super Kings with a 48-run knock off 35 balls. Ambati Rayudu (27) and captain Ravindra Jadeja (23) were the other batters to cross the 20-run mark as well. Aakash Chopra stated that the Chennai Super Kings are entirely dependent on Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Chahar. While Gaikwad is out of form, Chahar is unavailable. Notably, Gaikwad was the last year’s Orange Cap winner. So far, he has scored just 18 runs in the four innings he has played in IPL 2022 so far.

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“The Hyderabad bowling was extremely incisive. Washington Sundar has been very good. He picked up two wickets. When you are stopped to a low total, the expectation is that you will do some magic and pick up wickets with the new ball. Nothing like that happened. Abhishek Sharma was absolutely sensational. You had played Theeksana but he was not allowed to be effective. You can bowl Mukesh Choudhary, Dwayne Bravo, Jordan, Moeen Ali or Jadeja – none of them made an impression,” he again shared.

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“The truth is that CSK and MI have been extremely underwhelming till now. Both teams’ auction was fifty-fifty. One had done a reunion but the reunion has not worked because the players do not play anything else apart from this tournament. The situation is out of control if Ruturaj Gaikwad doesn’t score runs and Deepak Chahar got injured,” Aakash Chopra concluded.

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