Some CSK batsmen think it’s a government job, says veteran Virender Sehwag


Team Udayavani, Oct 9, 2020, 6:29 PM IST

New Delhi: Former India opener Virender Sehwag has taken a dig at Chennai Super Kings’ faltering IPL campaign, saying that some of their batsmen think of the franchise as a “government job” in which remuneration is assured irrespective of performance.

Chasing 168, veteran opener Shane Watson struck his second successive fifty to give CSK a perfect start on Wednesday, but the team choked at the back end of the innings and was restricted to 157 for five to suffer its fourth defeat in five matches.

“It should have been chased down. But the dot balls played by Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja didn’t help,” Sehwag told ‘Cricbuzz’.

“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,” he added.

CSK added just 14 runs from 11-14 overs, a period when they lost both Watson and an in-form Ambati Rayudu. Sent ahead of West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav laboured to seven off 12 balls as KKR won the game by 10 runs.

This is not the first instance of batsmen letting the team down. Last week, the MS Dhoni-led side had lost a closely fought match to Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven runs after a top-order collapse.

The three-time champions have four losses from six games and are placed sixth in the eight-team standings. They will take on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to receive $1mn annual salary

Comedian Kunal Kamra says his Bengaluru shows cancelled after threats

Modi, Gowda bonhomie heightens buzz around BJP, JDS poll pact in Karnataka

Wedding guests continue to enjoy food as fire erupts at venue; video goes viral

DKShi protests proposed shifting of ISRO prog to Gujarat

China says 85% of citizens will use Mandarin by 2025

Petrol to be cheaper by Rs 8 per litre in Delhi as AAP government decides to cut VAT


Related Articles More

India, New Zealand cancel training sessions due to rain

PKL season 8 from December 22 in Bengaluru

Kohli, Rohit, Dhoni retained ahead of IPL mega auction; Pandya, Rashid released

India, New Zealand arrive in Mumbai for second Test

Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas win Ballon d’Or awards

MUST WATCH

An old woman waiting at the Dandeli bus stand for Home members

POTHOLE POOJA IN BANGALORE

Heavy Rain at Kaup

Hit and Run Case at Thirthahalli

This graft doctor has a medication to help alleviate burns.


Latest Additions

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to receive $1mn annual salary

Comedian Kunal Kamra says his Bengaluru shows cancelled after threats

Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change

Low-pressure area in Arabian sea brings unseasonal rains in Maha

Kia christens upcoming new model for Indian market as Carens

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.