Surprised? Aakash Chopra picks the probable most expensive player at IPL 2022 auction

Aakash Chopra lauded this Indian opener who was amongst the leading run-getters in the 14th edition of the Indian T20 League.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 auction is likely to take place in January next year. Meanwhile, former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has made a big prediction ahead of the cash-rich tournament.

According to the 44-year-old, opening batter KL Rahul will be the most expensive player if he’s not retained by the franchise of Punjab Kings (PBKS). He said this after the right-handed batter played an amazing knock of 65 runs off 49 deliveries in the second T20I against New Zealand.

Rohit and Rahul, what a tone they have. KL Rahul, I am saying it again – he is India’s best T20 batsman. There is no better batter than him. He will be the most expensive player if he goes into the IPL auction if the ceiling is not fixed because of the draft,” Chopra said in a recent video on his YouTube channel.

The cricketer-turned-commentator further leapt praises for the consistency of KL Rahul in the shortest format of the game. He has smashed four 50+ scores in the last five T20Is since the WC clash against the Blackcaps.

“If you see the last five matches, he has scored three-four fifties in that. I know he didn’t score against Pakistan and New Zealand, but this player is of a different level,” he added.

“I am a KL Rahul fan” – Chopra

India vs Pakistan KL Rahul
KL Rahul

 Aakash Chopra was in sheer awe of the sublime sixes KL Rahul hit over covers against pacers. He highlighted:

“The six he hits over the covers against the fast bowlers, however, fast you may bowl, are kamaal and lajawab. Of course, I am a KL Rahul fan, you know it already. You should also be his fan because the skill level is unbelievable.”

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