Mumbai. In IPL 2022, Rahul Tripathi of Sunrisers Hyderabad has impressed a lot with his batting. He has won the team many times while playing the best innings. He is also the highest run-scorer for his team in the Indian Premier League. He played a smoky innings in the match against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. He got out after scoring 76 runs. It was the miracle of his batting, due to which the Hyderabad team managed to score 193 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Mumbai Indians by 3 runs in this match. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri is very impressed with Rahul Tripathi’s batting. Shastri says that Rahul Tripathi deserves to be selected in Team India.
Talking to Cricinfo, Ravi Shastri said, “He is not far away from selection in Team India. If any player on the bench gets injured, then Rahul can get a place in the team. He can bat at number 3 or 4. He is a dangerous player. If Rahul Tripathi continues to perform well season after season, I am sure the selectors will be watching him very closely. They will give Rahul his due.”
Strong innings played against Mumbai
Rahul Tripathi failed in the match played against Kolkata Knight Riders on 14 May. He could only score 9 runs in that match. In this match Sunrisers had to face defeat by 54 runs. But in the match played against Mumbai on May 17, he appeared in a different color. Tripathi, who came to bat at number three, played a valuable innings of 76 runs in 44 balls. During this he hit 9 fours and 3 sixes.
Rahul Tripathi is a fearless batsman
What I like about Rahul Tripathi is his fearlessness, says Ravi Shastri. He is one person whom the opposition team wants to get out first. The special thing is that he is not afraid of any bowler, which is very good. In the Indian Premier League 2022, Rahul Tripathi has impressed a lot while batting at No. He has been a dependable player at the top of the order and the team has shown faith in him. He has scored 393 runs in 13 matches in the 15th season. During this his strike rate was 161.73 and average was 39.30. He has also scored 3 half-centuries in this season.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 18, 2022, 19:39 IST