Virender Sehwag Trolls 'Sluggish' SRH Batting After Loss To Delhi Capitals
Virender Sehwag Trolls 'Sluggish' SRH Batting After Loss To Delhi Capitals

Former India opener Virender Sehwag mocked the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsmen after their ‘sluggish’ batting approach in the loss to the Delhi Capitals on Wednesday in Dubai.

Kane Williamson’s side could manage a below-par total of 134 after electing to bat first. Only one batsman – Abdul Samad – in the top 8 batted with a strike rate of over 120; skipper Williamson himself struggled on a rare occasion, scoring 18 runs off 26 balls.

Virender Sehwag observed the SRH batters were wary of playing risky shots.

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Is ball something to eat that too in T20? Don’t eat the ball. If you are hungry, eat food.” Virender Sehwag said in his Facebook video.

“As Harshad Mehta had said be it market or cricket the biggest risk is not taking any risk. But Hyderabad was playing so sluggishly that even the ball would have said this to them in agony – ‘Maro mujhe…maaro mujhe (please hit me),” he added.

Sunrisers Hyderabad once again caused suffering to their owner: Virender Sehwag

The Capitals, on the other hand, looked at ease in their chase. They completed the victory with 8 wickets in hand and 13 balls to spare, climbing to the top of the table.

Sunrisers continues to languish at the bottom of the table with 7 losses now in 8 matches, and are all but out of the race to the playoffs.

Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant of Delhi Capitals (Photo-BCCI)

“Delhi chased the total in only 17.5 overs. Iyer was not out on 47, while Pant scored 35 runs off 21 deliveries. Hyderabad once again caused suffering to their owner,” Virender Sehwag said.

The Capitals next travel to Abu Dhabi, where they will meet Rajasthan Royals on Saturday afternoon. SRH will go to Sharjah to take on the Punjab Kings on Saturday evening.

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