IPL 2017: Kings XI Punjab’s mentor Virender Sehwag was very disappointed with his team’s poor show in a must-win game against Rising Pune Supergiant. In the post-match press conference, Sehwag blamed KXIP’s captain Glenn Maxwell for not stepping up taking the responsibility.
Sehwag is known for speaking his mind and he didn’t mince his words while criticising his players, specially captain Glenn Maxwell.
This is what Virender Sehwag said:
“We always knew that when Maxwell fires, then he can win the match on his own. But he didn’t fire in most games. That is a big disappointment, especially since he’s experienced, having played for Australia’s Test and ODI teams. He didn’t take the responsibility as a captain and didn’t perform for Kings XI Punjab,” the former India opener said at the post match press conference.
“I can say that none of the foreign players took responsibility and at least played 12 to 15 overs… Their role was at least one of the top four should bat for 12 to 15 overs, but none of the batsmen took the responsibility,” he complaint.
“I think they were complaining that the wicket was a bit slow but when you play international cricket so much, you should get used to playing on difficult or good wickets. There are very rare occasions when you get a good wicket to bat on but whatever wicket you get, you have to play at least 20 overs for your side. But Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Guptill and Morgan [were all disappointing],” he added.