Former India opener turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has opined on the constant problems of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for IPL 2022. SRH finished at the last position in the last edition of the Indian Premier League. They are again at the bottom of the IPL 2022 points table, having lost both their matches so far.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said: “A match you (SRH) should have won, when you need 10 runs per over in the last four overs and have six wickets in hand, you should win but you did not. This team’s problems are not taking the name of ending. You finished 8th last time, it will be difficult to finish 8th this time as it is a 10-team IPL.”
Chopra explained: “169 runs should have been chased on this ground, the pitch looked good. Abhishek Sharma came with Kane Williamson. Kane Williamson was playing well, he got out playing the scoop and Abhishek hit the ball straight up in the air. I feel Abhishek Sharma’s days are numbered.”
Meanwhile, Abhishek Sharma has scored 22 runs in his two innings so far and he has been struggling at the opening too. Moreover, captain Kane Williamson too isn’t in form.
Aakash Chopra further shared: “We had said two things – make Washington (Sundar) ball and bat with and against the new ball. You made him bowl with the new ball but could have got him to bat as well. I am very disappointed, they are not utilizing Washi properly and Abhishek Sharma is wasting opportunities. Rahul Tripathi played well. He is a good player, if you don’t want to open with Washi, then get Rahul to open. Aiden Markram disappointed a little, there were expectations from him but he got out. Nicholas Pooran played well but after that, wickets fell one after the other.”