The veteran and former opener of the Indian team, Virender Sehwag has blasted on the IPL 2020 team Chennai Super Kings. CSK is a 3-time IPL trophy winner, and one of the most successful franchises. However, their performance in the ongoing season of IPL is not revealing their best talent. Virender Sehwag has commented on the batsmen of the CSK team and said a few of them in the team consider this to be a government job. The job where whatever performance they give, they will get their remuneration for sure.
During their last played match on Wednesday, while chasing 168 runs, the veteran opener Shane Watson of the team scored his second consecutive half-century. His fifty gave CSK a perfect start against their match opponent, Kolkata Knight Riders. However, during the last few overs of the chase, the team failed to score any runs. The KKR bowlers restricted the CSK batsmen to a score of 157/5. As a result, CSK suffered their 4th loss in 5 matches played so far.
Virender Sehwag feels CSK should have chased 168 runs
"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,"
Chennai Super Kings scored runs in the first 10 overs of the chase. Then from 11 to 14 overs, they added just 14 runs. They also lost the wicket of Watson and Ambati Rayudu between 11 and 14 overs. Kedar Jadhav, who was sent ahead of West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, struggled to score 7 runs off 12 balls. And KKR won the match by 10 runs.
This is not the first time during this IPL that the CSK batsmen are letting their team down. During the previous week, the team lost a match to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Following the collapse of their top-order batsmen, CSK lost by 7 runs.
The MS Dhoni-led side is on the sixth spot in the IPL points table out of the 8 playing teams. They will next play against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.