Former Indian opener, Aakash Chopra has come up with a suggestion that SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) can opt to appoint the veteran seamer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar the captain over Mayank Agarwal for the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Speaking on his Youtube channel, Chopra said Bhuvneshwar should be made captain of SRH over Mayank Agarwal.
In the latest video on his Youtube channel, Aakash Chopra said, “I feel they should make Bhuvneshwar Kumar the captain. Mayank Agarwal is an option. But I will say don’t do that because the guy plays amazingly well and the one year he has played as captain, it has not been good. Why should you put pressure?”
The veteran commentator went on to say that SRH has made a very good team for the upcoming season, adding that they have impacted players in their squad.
Elaborating the same, Aakash Chopra said, “They have made an extremely good team. They have spent money thinking that they need specialists, that they don’t need to break the bank for all-rounders, for the simple reason that you can make up for the all-rounder’s absence through the impact player.”
The former Indian opener said the only player SRH could not get was England’s Ben Stokes, adding that they were not looking at him as a captaincy alternative anyway.
Explaining the same, Aakash Chopra said, “We all felt no one will be able to stop them when they put in their bids. They had 42 crores. They placed bids on 13 players and got 12 of them. The only guy they could not get was Ben Stokes and I don’t think they mind because they didn’t see Ben Stokes from the captaincy viewpoint.”
The former Indian batter has already got three good Indian batters in the top order of SRH, adding that he likes the setup of their team.
Talking about the same, Aakash Chopra said, “They have got Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, and Rahul Tripathi. They said they won’t be able to give a place to Ben Stokes in the top three – fair point. To have three Indians at the top, I absolutely adore that idea. After that, you have kept three overseas players to do the difficult job.”