Veteran cricketer Manoj Tiwary has fired shots at Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar after Sunrisers Hyderabad lost the plot, in the end, to go down against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 14 (Wednesday). From 96 for one to finishing short by six runs in pursuit of 150 runs, Hyderabad batting made a mockery of the run chase that attracted criticisms from all quarters.
Chasing 150 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad were cruising to victory with 96 runs for one at one stage with David Warner dictating terms in the match. However, soon after the dismissal of skipper David Warner things started going downhill for the Orange Army. Shahbad Ahmed silenced his critics with a three-wicket haul in one over giving away only one run to change the momentum in Bangalore’s favour before Harshal Patel took his side home with another brilliant performance.
Manoj Tiwary slams Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar
Hyderabad were badly hurt by the middle-order batters who couldn’t step up to the tasks why Manish Pandey scored at a strike rate of less run a ball. Pandey’s strike rate went down to 97.44 after his 39-ball 38. Vijay Shankar, on the other hand, failed in both matches. Manoj Tiwary targetted these two cricketers and stated that along with talent, having the apt temperament is of prime importance.
“Free advice to the franchise’s owners:- Rather than increasing the number of support staffs in the team, start having players who have talent with TEMPERAMENT otherwise most of the times team will end up being second best #SRHvRCB #Overratedplayers #IPL2021,” Manoj Tiwary wrote on Twitter.
Free advice to the franchise’s owners:-
Rather than increasing the number of support staffs in the team, start having players who have talent with TEMPERAMENT otherwise most of the times team will end up being second best #SRHvRCB #Overratedplayers #IPL2021
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) April 14, 2021
Sunrisers Hyderabad now have two defeat from two games in IPL 2021 and strangle at the last position in the points table. Skipper David Warner was seemingly dejected after the defeat; however, sounded confident of making a turnaround in the upcoming matches.
“This hurts. We have another three games here and I think the wickets are going to get better. We need minimum damage in the first six overs and play simple cricket. The team batting second should have won all four games. This is exactly what happened last night,” Warner said.
Sunrisers Hyderabad next play Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians on Saturday, April 17 at the Chepauk.