'He is the real deal' - Aakash Chopra feels IPL teams will be interested in buying Charith Asalanka in the upcoming auctions

‘He is the real deal’ – Aakash Chopra feels IPL teams will be interested in buying Charith Asalanka in the upcoming auctions

Aakash Chopra is hugely impressed with the exploits of Charith Asalanka.

Charith Asalanka
Charith Asalanka. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Charith Asalanka played a superb knock for the Sri Lankan side against the West Indies in the T20 World Cup encounter between the two sides. In an innings that lasted 41 balls, Asalanka helped himself to a gorgeous 68. Asalanka’s innings was studded with 8 fours and 1 six.

And, former Indian cricketer and current commentator Aakash Chopra is hugely impressed with the exploits of the Sri Lankan willow wielder. And, Chopra took to Twitter to shower praises on Asalanka.

Chopra referred to Asalanka as the ‘real deal’, and added that he is expecting that a few IPL teams will be keen to acquire Asalanka’s services in the upcoming IPL auctions.

“Charith Asalanka is a real deal. I expect a few IPL teams setting their eyes on acquiring him at the auctions,” tweeted Aakash Chopra. You can see the tweet from Aakash Chopra below.

Charith Asalanka is the highest run-scorer in the 2021 T20 World Cup

Charith Asalanka is the highest run-scorer in the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup. The 24-year-old has played 6 innings in the tournament and has plundered 231 runs at a superb average of 46.20 and an excellent strike rate of 147.13.

Also, the stylish left-hander has amassed 2 fifties in the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup as well. The Sri Lankan side is currently placed at the 4th spot in the points table in Group 1 in the Super 12 stages of the tournament.

The Dasun Shanaka led outfit has won 2 out of the 5 matches that it has played. Sri Lanka produced a superb performance in their previous match against the West Indies outfit. Batting first, the Sri Lankan side posted a total of 189/3 on the board, with Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka scoring half-centuries.

In reply, West Indies could only muster a total of 169/8 on the board, and the Sri Lankan outfit beat their opposition comfortably by 20 runs.