In the first match of this season of IPL, Chennai Super Kings and last year’s champion Gujarat Titans are face to face. Chennai, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, did not perform very well last year. They had finished ninth in the points table last year. The most successful team of IPL will try to return to their old form this year. England star cricketer Ben Stokes has joined Chennai. As a result, experts believe that his strength has greatly increased. The Super Kings bought him from the auction last December for Rs 16.25 crore.
However, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra was a bit surprised to have Stokes in the team. Chopra said during a video on his official YouTube channel that Stokes takes a long time to set on the pitch. Nemei cannot bat aggressively. Super Kings already have a cricketer like Ruturaj Gaikwad. That’s why he is a bit surprised why the English captain has been taken. Akash Chopra said, ‘We have also seen in the World Cup, Stokes likes to take time out in the middle of the game. He plays better at No.3. The only century in the IPL came while batting in the middle order. So, it is difficult to understand what Chennai is going to do. Robin Uthappa is not in the team. So they took him in Robin’s place?’ Stokes asked.
Stokes scored his only IPL century against Gujarat Lions, who are currently not playing in the IPL. In 2017 IPL. He used to bat at number 5 in that innings. Although he has to come to the crease in the second over.
Talking about Ruturaj, the former Indian opener said that the young cricketer needs to bring more aggression in his game. Akash Chopra said, ‘At this time he started the innings slowly. The speed increases as the innings builds. But the days of diesel engines are over. Now we have electronic cars coming. Ruturaj has to become an electric car. Gaikwad had a great season in 2021. He scored 635 runs in 16 matches that season.