Virender Sehwag disappointed with foreign players after Kings XI Punjab’s exit

first_imgVirender Sehwag blasted Kings XI Punjab’s foreign players after they failed to perform in their must-win game against Rising Pune Supergiant, resulting in Punjab’s exit from the Indian Premier League 2017.Rising Pune Supergiant cruised into the IPL playoffs with a thoroughly one-sided nine-wicket victory over Punjab in a do-or-die final group league match.It was complete domination by the home team, which first skittled out Kings XI Punjab for a paltry 73 and then chased down the target in only 12 overs to finish second in the eight-team table with 18 points.Sehwag, who is not known to mince words, came down heavily on captain Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill and Eoin Morgan after Punjab’s loss on Sunday.”Very much disappointed. I can say that none of the foreign players took the responsibility and at least play 12-15 overs. Their role was to one out of the top four should bat at least 12-15 overs but none of the batsmen took the responsibility.”I think they were complaining about wicket that it was little bit on the slower side but you have played international cricket so much that you should get used to playing on all wickets… good or bad. There are very rare occasion when you get a good wicket to bat on. But whatever wicket you get, you have to at least play 20 over for your side,” he added.Sehwag said Guptill and Morgan, being the experienced players, should have batted responsibly.”Out of Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill and Eoin Morgan… Guptill and Morgan were the senior-most and experienced players but none of them batted 12-15 overs. We are very disappointed.”advertisement”It happens in the game because I thought the way we fought back against KKR and Mumbai, we had a good chance to play against Pune. But yes, we didn’t play well,” said Sehwag, who is the director of cricket operations with KXIP.last_img read more