So far in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season, Sunrisers Hyderabad batter Rahul Tripathi has been outstanding. On Tuesday, against the Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, he produced yet another outstanding performance. And Aakash Chopra thinks that is the time for his debut.
Rahul Tripathi scored 76 runs off 44 balls to win the match. He batted third and hit nine boundaries and three sixes during his time at the crease. With his outstanding performance in the tournament, the Sunrisers Hyderabad youngster has wowed fans and pundits alike.
Aakash Chopra on Rahul Tripathi
Aakash Chopra, a former Indian opener, was seen complimenting SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) batter Rahul Tripathi after his match-winning performance against Mumbai Indians (MI). Tripathi hammered 76 runs and helped SRH establish a challenging score of 193/6 on the board.
Their bowlers then restricted MI to 190/7, allowing them to win by three runs. Aakash Chopra chose Tripathi’s knock as a game-defining performance when assessing the SRH-MI battle in a video posted on his YouTube channel.
“In my opinion, Rahul Tripathi. He made 76 off 44 balls, with three sixes and nine fours. He had a strike rate of 172 and I will tell you one more thing about him, he has a strike rate above 190 in winning causes. So whenever they win the match, they win because of him, he runs at double speed, and when he gets out, Hyderabad is also out along with him,” Aakash Chopra said.
“He is my favorite uncapped Indian player since the time he has started playing the IPL. We all know that he is selfless. It does not bother him whether it is a spinner or a fast bowler, you get Bumrah to bowl or any other bowler, it does not matter to him,” Chopra added.
Rahul Tripathi should be in the Indian squad for SA T20i series.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 17, 2022
Off the final three deliveries of Bumrah’s opening over, in the fifth over of the SRH innings, Rahul Tripathi struck six and two boundaries. He hit six-over midwicket with a pull shot and then two boundaries with two classy strokes. Aakash Chopra concluded by requesting that Tripathi be included in India’s squad for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa.
Meanwhile, Ian Bishop also said that Tripathi is ready for Team India. “Rahul Tripathi for International cricket,,,,,,it’s time!,,,,”, he tweeted.
Rahul Tripathi for International cricket,,,,,,it’s time!,,,,
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) May 17, 2022