Umesh Yadav conceded 35 runs off his three overs against KXIP and was expensive in the opening game as well.
Former India cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra is one of the best in analysing and giving opinions on matters of cricket that are making rounds. He is back again, and this time he has taken a cheeky dig at the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) pacer Umesh Yadav’s bowling performance. Yadav conceded 35 runs in his span of three overs against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and remained dismal with the ball in his last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad too.
The sixth match of IPL 2020 saw the RCB and KXIP locking horns in Dubai. The brutal hitting by skipper KL Rahul and the below-average bowling performance of RCB led to Punjab clinching the victory by huge 97 runs. In the same light, Chopra made his remark on Umesh Yadav while reviewing Bangalore’s big loss, in a video on his YouTube channel. He began by showering praise on Rahul who stole the entire limelight yesterday.
“Let us first talk about KL Rahul’s batting. He batted in a different style. His 132* is the highest individual score by a captain in the history of the IPL. He is absolutely sensational. The way he plays both surprises and delights you. He is very close to my heart,” he said.
The former KKR player moved forward and also lauded the efforts of young spinner Ravi Bishnoi. Bishnoi made his debut this season and has impressed so far. He is looking forward to making a mark under the guidance of legendary former spinner Anil Kumble.
“If we talk about Ravi Bishnoi, he has been the standout performer. He did well in the first match as well, and this match also. He got hit by Aaron Finch in his first over but came back and took wickets. He has been very consistent,” Chopra added.
We expect a lot more from Umesh Yadav, says Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra finally went heavy on bowler Umesh Yadav for his wayward bowling for his franchise, which is not expected from a bowler of this level. He even stated that he was not at all convinced by Virat Kohli’s fielding efforts.
“Firstly, Umesh Yadav is proving very expensive. Umesh Yadav’s overs are more expensive than gold these days. He has been ordinary, the number of deliveries he bowls on your legs, you don’t get as many gifts on Diwali as well. We expect a lot more from Umesh Yadav as an India bowler,” the 43-year-old further said.