Former India opener Virender Sehwag has had a lot of fun on the performance of Sunrisers Hyderabad against Delhi Capitals. Sehwag said that the Hyderabad batsmen were playing in such a way that even the ball was telling them to hit me. In front of the brilliant bowling of Kagiso Rabada and Enrij Nortje, one of the Hyderabad batsmen did not work and the team’s batting order was shattered like a pack of cards. Batsmen like David Warner, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey disappointed a lot with their performance.
Sehwag said on ‘Veerugiri.com’, ‘Like Harshad Mehta has said that market or cricket is the biggest risk, don’t take any risk. But, the Hyderabad batsmen were playing so slow that even the ball had to tell them to hit me, kill me. Is the ball a food item and that too in T20? If you are hungry, eat food.’ For Hyderabad, only two batsmen could cross the score of 20. Abdul Samad played the highest innings of 28 runs for the team. At the same time, David Warner could not even open his account. Captain Williamson scored just 18 runs after facing 26 balls and he became the victim of Axar Patel.
Due to the shameful performance of the batsmen, Hyderabad scored 134 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. For Delhi, Kagiso Rabada took three and Enrij Nortje took two wickets for just 12 runs. Delhi chased down the target in just 17.5 overs, thanks to Shikhar Dhawan’s 42 and the returning Shreyas Iyer’s unbeaten 47 not out. Captain Rishabh Pant also showed his attitude and remained not out after scoring 35 runs in just 21 balls. With this win, Delhi has reached the top of the points table, while the chances of Hyderabad reaching the playoffs are now very less.