Former India vice-captain Virender Sehwag once again took a dig at Chennai Super Kings (CSK) after their miserable performance against Kolkata knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi as the side failed to chase down a target of 168, losing the match by 10 runs.
“It should have been chased down. But the dot balls played by Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja didn’t help. 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,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz.
Sehwag criticized Kedar Jadhav who managed to score just 7 runs off 12 balls, calling him a “Useless decoration” in Hindi and used sarcasm as a means to call him the real “Man of the Match” on his Facebook series “Viru Ki Baithak.” Jadhav walked in to crease after CSK captain MS Dhoni’s wicket ahead of Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo.
Kedar Jadav fails with the bat
“At the time, we thought that Kedar could play the spinner well and dominate, while Jadeja was there to come and finish. But in the end, there was too much work to do and we fell short,” Fleming said at the press-match conference.
“We’ve got so much batting resources. Kedar is a late middle to the late batter for India. We could have gone a whole lot of different ways. Today Kedar had some balls but that didn’t work out. You always put players in different areas and that’s just when you have so much batting talent to choose from. It’s one of the things we look at, but it’s all in hindsight,” He added.
It was CSK’s fourth defeat of IPL 2020 and currently, they are settled on the sixth position of the year’s points table.