KKR defeated RR by seven wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.
However In the Frist Innings, KKR restricted Rajasthan Royals to 5- 152 . Shimron Hetmyer’s late cameo at the end helped Rajasthan Royals post a respectable 152 for 5 off their 20 overs.
Aakash Chopra has questioned the Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) decision to hold back Shimron Hetmyer in their batting order in Monday’s (May 2) IPL 2022 encounter against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Hetmyer, who was sent out to bat only in the 18th over, Scored an unbeaten 27 off 13 balls to help the Royals reach a score of 152/5 in their allotted 20 overs.
While reviewing the Rajasthan Royals’ batting effort in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra was critical of Hetmyer’s batting position.
“The team (RR) reached 152 and only because Shimron Hetmyer came and hit a lot, 20 runs were scored in the 19th over. But why did they hold back Hetmyer? He played just 10-odd balls. God bless you if you feel that’s the right thing to do.” Chopra said
Aakash Chopra highlighted that Rajastan Royals had a chance to send Hetmyer out to bat in the 14th over.
“Why do they do this? It is beyond my understanding. His batting could have come in the 14th over, you held him back, he got to bat only in the 18th over, there were not enough balls. Honestly, it seems slightly a paralysis by analysis to me.” He added
The Rajasthan Royals lost Karun Nair’s wicket in the 14th over but opted to send Riyan Parag ahead of Hetmyer. Although Parag scored 19 runs off 12 balls, Hetmyer could have done more damage with a longer stint in the middle.