“There were great expectations from Shamar Joseph but he got hit a lot” – Aakash Chopra on LSG’s IPL 2024 loss to KKR

Aakash Chopra has noted that Shamar Joseph didn’t live up to expectations in the Lucknow Super Giants’ (LSG) IPL 2024 loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

LSG set KKR a 162-run target at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, April 14. Joseph went wicketless and conceded 47 runs in his four overs as the home team registered an emphatic eight-wicket win with 26 balls to spare.

“Second innings – is there a possibility of making a comeback somehow? However, the first over itself. Phil Salt was dropped and it was given a no-ball. 22 runs in one over – Shamar Joseph. Only two people have broken Gabba’s pride – Rishabh Pant and Shamar Joseph. There were great expectations from Shamar Joseph but he got hit a lot,” he observed (12:10).

“Mohsin Khan dismissed Sunil Narine and Angkrish Raghuvanshi. So Mohsin Khan was very impressive. However, Phit Salt’s assault from the other end. He batted destructively. He was slightly lucky for sure. He could have been caught in the deep off Shamar’s bowling but Arshad Khan dropped the catch,” Chopra elaborated.

“Salt remained not out till the end and the match got over very early. Shreyas Iyer – for the simple reason that he captained first and rotated his bowlers well, and then even though he might have scored at a run-a-ball, scoring runs is necessary and he did that job so that there were no hiccups,” he said.

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