“10-crores investment and he was carrying drinks”

Aakash Chopra has questioned the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) about their thought course of whereas buying Lockie Ferguson at an exorbitant value.

KKR traded in Ferguson for ₹10 crores from the Gujarat Titans forward of the IPL 2023 public sale. However, the New Zealand pacer performed solely three video games for the franchise within the not too long ago concluded version of the Indian Premier League.

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra delved into the performances of a few of the big-ticket buys in IPL 2023. Regarding Ferguson, he stated:

“When I take into consideration Lockie Ferguson, I really feel you did not make the most of him properly. Did you? You did not since you invested 10 crores in him. You began with Tim Southee first, then you definately performed Lockie Ferguson for 2 or three matches and after that, you did not play him in any respect. 10-crores investment and he was carrying drinks.”

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The former Indian opener identified that the Kolkata Knight Riders have been compelled to play two abroad top-order batters for almost all of the match:

“When you noticed your crew, you did not understand that you haven’t any one on the prime. So you’ll have to play Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Jason Roy, or else you’ll play Litton Das. If Shakib Al Hasan was there, you’ll have performed him as properly.”

Chopra believes KKR erred in spending large bucks for Ferguson, reasoning:

“This is your prime order and you might have by no means dropped Andre Russell and Sunil Narine till at the moment. So if that is your batting lineup and bowling, what was the acquire in spending 10 crores on Lockie Ferguson? The participant is superb nevertheless it does not matter in the event you do not play him.”

Ferguson picked up only a solitary wicket within the three matches he performed for KKR in IPL 2023. He was additionally extraordinarily costly, conceding a mean of 12.52 runs per over.


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Jason Holder proved very expensive at the death. [P/C: iplt20.com]
Jason Holder proved very costly on the dying. [P/C: iplt20.com]

Aakash Chopra additionally questioned the Rajasthan Royals about their considering whereas buying Jason Holder, explaining:

“The similar is true for Jason Holder. The considering was that he will do dying bowling for you however is Jason Holder a dying bowler? He is an all-rounder however did you get him to bat? You did not have a spot. So was {that a} good buy?”

Holder picked up simply 4 wickets whereas conceding a mean of 9.96 runs per over within the eight matches he performed in IPL 2023. The seam-bowling all-rounder managed solely 12 runs at a below-par strike fee of 109.09 in his three innings.

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