IPL 2021: “The Rajasthan Royals are in an ICU once Buttler and Samson get out” – Aakash Chopra


Aakash Chopra has mentioned the Rajasthan Royals (RR) are in dire straits as soon as they lose the wickets of Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson.

The Rajasthan Royals suffered a 45-run defeat of their IPL 2021 encounter towards the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on Monday. None of their batsmen barring Buttler regarded comfy on a Wankhede pitch that usually favors the chasing workforce.

Whereas reflecting on the Rajasthan Royals’ capitulation in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra identified the franchise’s over-reliance on Buttler and Samson.

“The Rajasthan Royals’ coronary heart and heartbeat are Buttler and Samson and the workforce is in an ICU as soon as they get out. If Buttler and Samson play, this workforce has the energy, if one among them will get out then finish of the story and if each get out, completely completed. That’s the unhappy actuality of this workforce,” mentioned Chopra.

The cricketer-turned-commentator criticized the Rajasthan Royals skipper for the shortage of consistency in his batting.

“Buttler performed properly however Manan Vohra bought out. After that Sanju Samson additionally bought out. Sanju Samson is both flying or on the ground. He’s a delight to look at when he’s firing however after a century he falls down dramatically. It turns into a sample of steady low scores. That is not excellent. This workforce cannot afford that,” added Chopra.

Sanju Samson has scored a mixed whole of 5 runs in his final two innings after an enterprising ton within the Rajasthan Royals’ event opener towards the Punjab Kings.


“The Rajasthan Royals had been alive until the time Buttler was taking part in” – Aakash Chopra

The Rajasthan Royals had a batting collapse after Jos Buttler
The Rajasthan Royals had a batting collapse after Jos Buttler’s dismissal [P/C: iplt20.com]

Aakash Chopra highlighted that the Rajasthan Royals’ hopes hinged on Jos Buttler till he was on the crease.

“When Sam Curran dismissed each Manan Vohra and Sanju, the match was shifting barely in the direction of Chennai. They had been alive until the time Buttler was taking part in. Shivam Dube additionally performed a few good pictures,” mentioned Chopra.

The previous KKR participant signed off by stating that the Rajasthan Royals’ innings withered away after Buttler was castled by Ravindra Jadeja.

“However Jos Buttler hit a six after which they bought a dry ball. It turned after pitching and hit the stumps. Then Shivam Dube bought out and after that you just introduced Moeen Ali rapidly as David Miller had come after which wickets stored falling one after the opposite. The run chase simply imploded,” concluded Chopra.

The Rajasthan Royals misplaced 5 wickets, together with the one among Jos Buttler, for the addition of simply eight runs within the area of 21 deliveries. All their batsmen had been flummoxed by turning deliveries, with a few of them throwing away their wickets with extravagant strokes.


Printed 20 Apr 2021, 11:12 IST




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