Virender Sehwag lashed out at LSG management for their approach of chasing the target against GT. Chasing a target of 228 LSG managed only 171 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by 56 runs. In a stage of the chase, they made 100 runs in 10 overs but they lost the game thereafter by losing wickets in regular intervals.
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While chasing a huge target of 228, LSG was in a good situation where they made 114 in 12 overs but they lost quick wickets of Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, and Ayush Badoni and fell well short of their target.
Virender Sehwag raised the decision-making of LSG management of their batting order in the chase. “They were 102/1 after 10 overs. They shouldn’t have lost with this much of a margin after that. After that first wicket, I believe an in-form batter should’ve come; it could be Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya himself, or Ayush Badoni, who scored some very quick runs in the previous game against Chennai. And who came? Hooda?” Sehwag told.
“They lost that match at that moment. It was a blunder from LSG. If Nicholas Pooran had come there, the way he plays, he could’ve probably scored a 20-ball 50 and changed the game. If you need 100 runs in five overs, you are not going to win.”
“Ayush Badoni scored 21 off 11 balls. If he had arrived at the time, he could’ve increased the pace of scoring as well. Whose decision was that? Captain? Coach? or the management? Who sent Hooda at 3? It should’ve been an in-form batter there,” Sehwag said.