Sehwag slams PBKS’ batting after another poor performace
Former India opener Virender Sehwag thinks that Punjab Kings (PBKS) should think about their batting structure as they’re failing continuously in batting in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
Last night, they were restricted to 123/9 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after another poor batting performance in which they lost the match by 5 wickets. That’s their third under 130 score in this year’s IPL which clearly showed their failure in batting despite some heavy hitters in the line-up including Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran.
Sehwag opined that PBKS were fantastic with their bowling but it’s their batting which cost them the matches. “Punjab need to sort out their resources, especially when they are batting first. No doubt Punjab bowled very well. They also produced a brilliant performance with the ball against Mumbai Indians in their last game. But the most important factor for them is their batting,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz.
“They need to make sure that their hard-hitters start performing well which will eventually make them consistent in winning games. They have the firepower to score 200-plus runs. Even if two out of their four batsmen click at right time, they can completely change the game,” he added.
Sehwag also pointed out the example of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) where every batsmen contributed with 20-30 runs but it’s missing in the PBKS line-up. “We call CSK as one of the best teams because once their batters gain form, all of them can be seen contributing. That contribution of 20-30 runs from each batter was missing in the case of Punjab Kings. None of them contributed,” he concluded.
PBKS are currently at no. 6 in the points table with 2 wins from 6 matches. They will face the inform Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their next match on April 30 in Ahmedabad.