Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has identified that Axar Patel’s match-winning assault for Delhi Capitals within the ultimate over yesterday nearly replicated the remedy that was meted out to him by MS Dhoni within the 2016 version of the IPL.

He made this commentary whereas reviewing the Delhi Capitals’ last-over victory in opposition to the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) in a video shared on his YouTube channel.

Aakash Chopra talked about that the Delhi Capitals bowling assault did an honest job by limiting the Chennai Tremendous Kings to a rating of 179/4 of their allotted 20 overs.

“The Delhi Capitals bowling saved the Chennai Tremendous Kings batsmen on a decent leash, though conceded just a few runs on the finish. A 180-run goal on the Sharjah pitch is chasable.”

Speaking in regards to the Delhi Capitals run-chase, the famend commentator praised Shikhar Dhawan for his attacking century after the opposite top-order batsmen had not contributed a lot.

“Throughout their batting effort, Prithvi and Rahane are usually not firing and Iyer obtained dismissed. However Dhawan turns into daring and slams a century. Ultimately, the match turns into fascinating however they maintain their nerves they usually win the sport.”


Aakash Chopra on Axar Patel’s contribution within the Delhi Capitals’ win

Axar Patel
Axar Patel’s assault on Ravindra Jadeja helped Delhi Capitals attain the 180-run goal [P/C: iplt20.com]

Aakash Chopra had a particular phrase of reward for Axar Patel, who smashed three sixes within the ultimate over bowled by Ravindra Jadeja to take his staff to victory.

The 43-year-old recalled that this effort by the Delhi Capitals all-rounder was just like the assault he endured by the hands of MS Dhoni in IPL 2016.

“Axar Patel, his title shall be written in capital letters within the morning newspapers. As a result of he did what was completed to him in 2016, when MS Dhoni had hit him for 23-24 runs in an over and had received the match.”

Aakash Chopra signed off by stating that it was an excellent efficiency by the Gujarat left-arm spinner that helped the Delhi Capitals to regain the highest spot within the IPL 2020 factors desk.

“This time it was the flip of Axar. He hit 20 runs off 4 deliveries and received the match for his staff. So, properly completed Axar, excellent, we’re all very completely happy for you and the Delhi Capitals. They’re completely proper on the high.”

With the Delhi Capitals needing 17 runs off the final over and Dwayne Bravo indisposed, MS Dhoni needed to get Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the final over. However to the CSK captain’s dismay, Axar Patel smashed his fellow left-arm spinner for 3 sixes within the over to seal the match for the Shreyas Iyer-led staff.


Printed 18 Oct 2020, 12:32 IST



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