Indian Premier League never fails to deliver excitement and thrilling entertainment to the fans. And, on Sunday evening the same thing happened with the match between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab going to the tie-breaking super-over. Both teams were equally praised for their performance. But, Aakash Chopra was not impressed with KXIP’s decision to pick Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran ahead of Mayank Agarwal.
DC scored 157 runs in 20 overs and KXIP looked in a comfortable position to win that encounter but that was not the case. Except for Mayank Agarwal, none of the other batsmen in the side could manage to click a good knock. The Indian Test opener was a lone-warrior in KXIP’s batting unit, who was dispatching DC’s bowler for boundaries and sixes.
Aakash Chopra upset with Kings XI Punjab’s decision in Super-Over
He got off to a slow start but, soon he acquired an aggressive approach that took the game to the final over. KXIP needed 1 run off a ball to win the game. But, Stoinis brilliant bowling took the game to the Super over. And, KXIP picked KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, and Glenn Maxwell as their preferred batsman for the tie-breaker. This decision left everyone dumbstruck along with Akash Chopra. In the end, DC managed an easy victory over KXIP in a thrilling game.
Aakash Chopra on his YouTube channel said that KXIP was at fault that they didn’t pick Mayank Agarwal. He praised the young Indian batsman and took a dig over Kings XI Punjab’s team management. The former player added that he was shouting from the commentary box to pick Mayank ahead of others.
“I have huge questions in mind about what KXIP was doing. The match was in your grasp. Mayank Agarwal played amazingly well but why you didn’t send him to bat in the Super Over,” he said while speaking on his Youtube channel.
“I was shouting from the commentary box to send him, he has scored so many runs and is the only guy in form. You send Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul and after that you send Maxwell. They made the Super Over as a baby over, you lost 2 wickets in just 3 balls. You have let go of a match that you should have won,” the commentator added.