Chennai Super Kings succumbed to their fourth loss of IPL 2020 after going down to Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The intent of CSK batsmen in the death overs became the most important talking point after the contest, as skipper MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming failed to find reasons of explaining their defeat at the post-match media interaction. Fleming said that they allowed the game to slip away in the second half of their chase.
Meanwhile, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag criticised Kedar Jadhav for not showing any intent during his stay at the crease in the game. He scored just seven in 12 balls with CSK needing 39 off 21 balls when he came into bat. Jadhav has hardly performed with the bat for CSK this season and gave it away when he had a chance to win the game for his team.
Virender Sehwag slams Kedar Jadhav after CSK’s loss vs KKR
Speaking on Cricbuzz Live, Sehwag sarcastically said some CSK batsmen think of their place in the side as a government job. They are assured of getting their salary even if they underperform.
“Mere khyal se Chennai Super Kings ke kuch player aise hai jaise sarkari naukari mil jati hai, phir uske bad perform karo na karo tankha to milni milni hai [It should have been chased down.
But the dot balls played by Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja didn’t help. And, in my view, some of the Chennai Super Kings batsmen think of CSK as a government job, whether you perform or not, they know they’ll get their salary anyway]” Virender Sehwag said on Cricbuzz Live.
Meanwhile, Virender Sehwag has been running his own podcast “Viru Ki Baithak‘ where has been doing post-match analysis of every game in his own funny way.
Meanwhile, CSK coach Stephen Fleming in the post-match press conference explained the reason behind sending Jadhav ahead of Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo. Bravo, in fact did not get his chance to bat at all against KKR.
“At the time, we thought that Kedar could play the spinner well and dominate, while Jadeja was there to come and finish. But in the end, there was too much work to do and we fell short,” Fleming said at the press-match conference.