The RCB were facing the wooden spooners Kings XI Punjab in a converse conflict on October 15 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Winning the throw, the RCB captain Virat Kohli chose for bat first. Despite the fact that the initial pair of Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch neglected to remain on the field for an extensive stretch, they figured out how to give a respectable beginning to their group with 62 runs inside 6 overs.
After Murugan Ashwin bowled out Finch, the crowd was anxious to see the endeavors of Mr. 360 of cricket, AB de Villiers on the pitch of Sharjah. In RCB’s past excursion against KKR in a similar setting, AB had played a hair-raising thump of 73 off 33 runs which had brought about the group dominating its fifth game in the IPL 2020 mission.
In spite of everybody’s desires, left-gave all-rounder, Washington Sundar left to help Kohli. Sundar attempted to get the top dogs out and he inevitably got this show on the road for a 14-ball 13. There was no indication of AB de Villiers still as Shivam Dube came in at No. 5. The left-hander hit two major sixes yet he died for 23 off 19 balls.
At last, when De Villiers came to bat at No. 6, RCB was reeling at the score of 127 for 4 of every 16 overs. Stomach muscle neglected to have an effect as he was excused for 2 off 5 balls in the eighteenth over. Two balls later, Virat Kohli strolled back also, missing his fifty by two runs.
This brought about RCB battling to arrive at a score of 150 too in the 20-overs game. Notwithstanding, Chris Morris’ 8-ball 25 and Udana’s 5-ball 10 helped the Men dressed in Red and Gold to arrive at a respectable score of 171. Be that as it may, this was insufficient as the adventures of KL Rahul and Chris Gayle alongside a quickfire innings by Mayank Agarwal helped Punjab in dominating the match by 8 wickets.
Washington Sundar hasn’t demonstrated his batting misuses: Virender Sehwag
Many felt that the purpose behind RCB losing the game was the downgrade of AB de Villiers in the batting-request. Previous Indian opener Virender Sehwag holds a similar view as he can’t appreciate Virat Kohli’s clarification for sending AB de Villiers to bat after any semblance of Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube. Strikingly, in the post-coordinate introduction, Kolhi had said that the group needed to attempt a left-right mix for additional matches.
Bewildered by this rearranging in RCB’s batting line-up, Virender Sehwag told Cricbuzz, “Stomach muscle de Villiers is somebody who had hit 73 from 33 balls in the past game at this equivalent ground. On the off chance that you had given him more balls, there are chances he may have scored more runs.”
“In the event that you’re stating, right-left mix, at that point when Devdutt Padikkal got out, Virat Kohli came in. At that point you didn’t consider the right-left blend? For what reason didn’t you send Washington Sundar at No.3? I am not ready to get this,” he included.
He likewise scrutinized the batting capacities of Washington Sundar saying that Sundar can’t be trusted for batting at Number 4 as he is yet to substantiate himself in the Indian Premier League.
“In attempting to get a left-right mix moving, RCB haven’t sent one of their best batsmen out. I am not ready to get this. Who was that left-hander? Washington Sundar? He may be an awesome player yet he hasn’t demonstrated his batting misuses. He has indicated his six-hitting capacities like a Chris Gayle or a Yuvraj Singh,” Sehwag closed.