In the first half of the IPL 2023 season, Delhi Capitals had trouble scoring runs with the bat, but things have started to turn around recently as they have now won four of their past five games. The David Warner-led squad required 182 runs to win their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday, May 6, in the ongoing IPL 2023. English opener Phil Salt gave the team the perfect start by wreaking havoc by scoring 87 runs off just 45 deliveries.
Aakash Chopra, a former Indian batter, praised Salt for his explosive performance and said that every team needs an opener who never slows down. He also mentioned Rilee Rossouw, a South African international who had a memorable cameo against the visiting team, scoring 35* runs off of 22 deliveries.
“Phil Salt doused the wounds in salt. Violence was prevalent. The ball was being battered up ferociously, therefore Delhi Police were told to proceed to Ferozshah Kotla. In a video that was posted on his YouTube account, Chopra remarked, “You need an opener like this who doesn’t slow down at all.
After a while, David Warner left, but he did so with class. Rilee Rossouw followed after that, and he was in a different hurry—a flurry of fours and sixes. In the end, Phil Salt was out, but by that point, RCB had also been dismissed since Axar Patel had also arrived and smashed a six, the former batsman continued.
It takes a lot of work to get to Mount 7000, so congratulations to Kohli on his accomplishment: Chopra
Virat Kohli became the first player to score 7000 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League thanks to his 55 runs off 46 deliveries. Aakash Chopra thanked him and mentioned his ‘bullet train’, which included a cooperation with Faf du Plessis, while talking about the same.
Faf and Kohli once more took off like a freight train. Both had a strong start, but after Faf was struck out, Kohli’s strike rate dropped to about 120. It takes a lot of effort to get there, therefore congratulations to Kohli for climbing Mount 7000,” Chopra said.