‘Pehle toh impact player hatao’ – Fans react as Aakash Chopra suggests new set of rules for future editions of IPL

Only Gujarat Titans have qualified for the playoffs of IPL 2023 with only four league games remaining

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Source: Twitter)

After Rajasthan Royals eliminated Punjab Kings from the Indian Premier League 2023 on May 19 in the most recent match, the battle for the IPL 2023 playoffs became more competitive. Both sides had to win because the outcome would have determined their place in the competition. Ultimately, Rajasthan managed to keep their tournament aspirations alive.

Gujarat Titans are still the only club to have qualified, though, as there are still three open berths. This year has been a rollercoaster for teams, and each is working hard to reach the top four. Since no one can now anticipate which three teams will join Gujarat in the elimination round of the event, former cricketer Aakash Chopra made a suggestion.

The league phase of IPL 2023 ends on Sunday, May 21

The expert commentator made two observations from the 17th iteration of the lucrative event. He suggested that teams should receive extra points if they win by a wide margin and that the matches in the tournament’s final leg should be played simultaneously to prevent players from becoming anxious about the outcomes of other teams.

“There are two changes that I’d propose for next season’s IPL 1. Introduction of the Bonus Points for winning a game with a huge margin. NRR is absolute, but over 14 games is a tough math to understand. Bonus point is a tangible reward for playing significantly better. And also keeps the interest alive for longer. 2. Provision of starting the games in the final leg at the same time. Today, LSG has the advantage of knowing the exact math to go over CSK on NRR…because CSK plays first. Same for tomorrow, depending on today’s results. Thoughts welcome,” Chopra wrote on Twitter.

Chopra’s suggestion met various views from fans ‘Pehle toh impact player hatao’ – Fans react as Aakash Chopra suggests new set of rules for future editions of IPL on Twitter. While some agreed that his logical suggestions credit merit, some were mindful of the league’s obsession with viewership numbers and commercial angles. At the same time, another issue that gained currency was the level of umpiring in the league.

Here’s how fans reacted:

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