Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has picked a better T20 all-rounder between West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and the English all-rounder Ben Stokes. During a Q&A session on Twitter, when asked upon who is a better all-rounder in T20 cricket among two, Aakash Chopra picked Andre Russell over Ben Stokes.
Former Indian opener and the domestic cricket legend Chopra has earned a reputation of one of the most popular cricket analyst. So, it wasn’t a surprise when he was bombarded with various questions by cricket fans during his Q&A session on Twitter. During the Q&A session, a fan asked Chopra to pick the better T20 all-rounder among Stokes and Russell. Both Russell and Stokes are regarded as one of the most devastating hitters of the cricket ball out there at the moment.
The fan asked on Twitter, “#AakashVani Is Andre Russell a better all-rounder in T20s than Ben Stokes??”
Replying to the user, Aakash Chopra was quick to choose Russell over Stokes. According to him, both players possess almost equal bowling prowess and will cancel out each other on that front. However, Russell is ahead of his English counterpart in batting. Chopra concluded his verdict by saying, “Andre andar, gend bahar (Andre in, ball out),”
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Both Andre Russell and Ben Stokes are premium all-rounders in the world cricket. While Russell has earned himself as the most devastating finisher in the T20 cricket, Ben Stokes’ stocks are at an all-time high after helping England in winning their first-ever ODI world cup and retaining the Ashes as well. The fans often draw the comparisons between both all-rounders and Aakash Chopra is the latest name to weigh in his opinion on this debate.