The former Indian cricketer, Virender Sehwag sees the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on the last spot of the points table for the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). The team, despite having the aggressive opening duo of Rahul-Agarwal, has been defeated by their oppositions four out of five times.
Sehwag believes that by the end of the cash-rich league, the side will be on the final spot. Although he praised the skipper KL Rahul who smashed a half-ton in KXIP’s last encounter against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He lauded Pooran who added his efforts but unfortunately, the team was subjected to a defeat and for the reason, the army is resting on the last spot.
IPL 2020: Virender Sehwag sees KXIP on the last spot
“KL Rahul did everything right. He won the toss and made a half-century. Pooran also put in his maximum effort.”
The former Indian cricketer added despite they were going well but MS Dhoni’s men strike back in the 18th over to have the game in their lap. Notably, it was CSK’s second win of the ongoing tournament out of five.
“But there was a turning point in the 18th overs of the innings when MS Dhoni’s captaincy, Jadeja’s fielding and Shardul’s bowling shifted the momentum of the game.”
“Yet 179 is not a low score, but the thing is that the Kings XI Punjab bowling is sometimes its own worst enemy and the opposition batting’s best friend. Yesterday was Chris Jordan’s birthday and he gave the return gifts in advance while getting only birthday bumps from CSK.”
“By the way, the thing that has been tried to start since the 19th September, that diesel engine Watson finally started. He and Faf du Plessis got together and took the Punjabi lads for a tour of the stadium, hitting the ball everywhere.”
He also pointed out that the eight spot is their deserving place as they are the only team of the respective year to lose a match despite batting first.
“CSK won the match by 10 wickets and consigned Kings XI Punjab to the last position in the points table, which is actually their place.”
“This is the first time this year that the side batting first in Dubai lost. This is a feat only Punjab can pull off.”