CSK suffered their consecutive defeat of the tournament on Friday, and according to Sehwag, the former IPL champions fell in their own trap against the SunRisers.
”Yesterday’s match was a face-off between brains and brawn. It was ‘The Rock’ Warner vs ‘Big Brain Gabbar’ Dhoni. They say, both brains and brawn are required to win any battle but yesterday, Hyderabad’s warriors using only brawn demolished Chennai’s strategies,” Virender Sehwag questioned on the 5th episode of his web show Viru Ki Baithak.
“Chennai’s senior team must have thought that Hyderabad’s top 4 scorers were gone, when these 2 youngsters (Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma) came to bat, ‘What could these kids possibly do?’. But these kids were amazing, they cut Chennai down to size.
“Chennai, who are known for their cool attitude, turned out to be fools in their own plan. Did Hyderabad win the match or did the Chennai Test Kings think they were at net practice?” he added.
CSK once again failed to chase down the target thanks to yet another lacklustre batting performance
Chennai Super Kings looked like bossing the game after they had reduced SRH to 4-69 in the 11th over. But post that, the former champions were caught napping as the young Indian duo of Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma scripted a whirlwind 77-run-stand to help their side post 5-164 in 20 overs.
Chasing 165, CSK once again made a meal of their target as their top-order once again failed to give them a good start. Ravindra Jadeja scored a half-century and MS Dhoni stayed unbeaten 47 but it was too little and too late as CSK eventually fell short by 7 runs.