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Rahul Tripathi was No. 3 top hitter in IPL 2022, reckons Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag rated Rahul Tripathi of Sunrisers Hyderabad as the best No. 3 batsman in the recently concluded IPL 2022. Tripathi, who was bought for INR 8.5 crore at the mega auction, played a crucial role as SRH won five games on the rebound. , but for lack of support they failed.

Rahul Tripathi had an impressive IPL 2022 with his new franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The elegant batsman has totaled 413 runs in 14 matches this year, with an aggressive strike rate. Tripathi was used as SRH’s No. 3 batsman, and he did his part remarkably well. However, due to little support from his teammates, they failed to qualify for the Playoffs.

Speaking to Cricbuzz, India’s former talismanic opener Virender Sehwag praised Rahul Tripathi, saying the latter was the No. 3 best hitter in IPL 2022. Sehwag also highlighted Tripathi’s vital contributions during SRH’s five-game winning streak. Notably, Tripathi scored 39 not eliminated, 17, 71, 34 and 7 not eliminated respectively in those five matches.

“Rahul Tripathi hit very well at No. 3. He scored over 400 points this season and was the best No. 3 hitter of the season. If you look at all the teams, if there is a player who has achieved the most success at No. 3. 3 was Rahul Tripathi, who scored so many points at that position,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz.

“He has won several games for Sunrisers Hyderabad and he was instrumental in SRH winning five games in a row.

Tripathi played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) till last season. Then it was picked by SRH at a whopping INR 8.5 crore. He proved his worth in his new franchise, but it wasn’t enough to get the glory.

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