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IPL 2020: Virender Sehwag Is Unable To Comprehend AB de Villiers Batting At No. 6

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Virender Sehwag, the previous dashing opener of India couldn’t fairly comprehend Royal Challengers Bangalore’s resolution to ship in-form former South African batsman AB de Villiers at No. 6  and never at No. Four because the likes of Washington Sundar, and Shivam Dube batted forward of the veteran former Proteas batsman.

Within the match between RCB and Kings XI Punjab, a number of eyebrows have been lifted when followers noticed after Aaron Finch‘s dismissal, all-rounder Washington Sundar was strolling into the crease forward of AB de Villiers, who scored an unbeaten 73 off 33 balls in the identical floor at Sharjah in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders simply three days earlier.

Washington Sundar.
Washington Sundar. Picture Credit score: IPL.

Virender Sehwag: AB de Villiers May Have Scored Extra Runs If He Had Performed Extra Balls

His knock in opposition to KKR noticed 5 fours and 6 sixes as RCB received. The following match at Sharjah was between KXIP and RCB and the batsman who can be the wicket-keeper walked in after all-rounder Shivam Dube was out within the 16th over when RCB scored 127/4.

AB de Villiers might rating solely two runs off 5 balls, however Chris Morris produced the much-needed fireworks by scoring an unbeaten 25 runs off eight balls. Each AB de Villiers and skipper Virat Kohli, who scored 48, fell inside two balls including two runs within the 18th over. The final over of RCB’s innings noticed 24 runs as RCB managed 171/6.

“AB de Villiers is somebody who had hit 73 from 33 balls within the earlier recreation at this similar floor. For those who had given him extra balls, there are possibilities he might need scored extra runs,” Sewag instructed Cribuzz.

“For those who’re saying, right-left mixture, then when Devdutt Padikkal bought out, Virat Kohli got here in. Then you definately didn’t take into consideration the right-left mixture? Why didn’t you ship Washington Sundar at No.3? I’m not capable of perceive this.”

Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli
Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli. Picture Credit score: Getty Pictures.

“In making an attempt to get a left-right mixture going, RCB haven’t despatched one among their finest batsmen out. I’m not capable of perceive this. Who was that left-hander? Washington Sundar? He could be an excellent participant however he hasn’t proved his batting exploits. He hasn’t proven his six-hitting talents like a Chris Gayle or a Yuvraj Singh,” Sehwag stated.

In reply, KXIP batsmen led by skipper KL Rahul, who remained unbeaten on 61, fired and was supported by Mayank Agarwal and match once more Chris Gayle. Whereas the previous scored 45, the latter was run out on the penultimate ball after scoring 53. Coming to face solely the ultimate ball of the match, Nicholas Pooran hit a sixer handy over KXIP an 8-wicket win.

Virender Sehwag was shocked by RCB’s resolution to ship Washington Sundar forward of AB de Villiers which was a incorrect transfer and doubtless costed the match for RCB who seemed to attain past 180 after being 62/2 in solely the 6.Three overs when Washington Sundar walked in.

AB de Villiers Was Despatched At No. 6 For Left Hand-Proper Hand Mixture: Virat Kohli

Washington Sundar, who is understood for his miserly bowling greater than batting, was despatched forward of AB De Villiers however scored solely 13 off 14 balls. In IPL profession, he averages solely 14.5 in batting. Shivam Dube who averages 20.28 in batting scored 23 off 19 balls.

Virat Kohli had defended RCB’s resolution to ship AB de Villiers at No. 6, saying: “We had a chat, it (de Villiers batting at no. 6) was a message concerning the left-hand, right-hand mixture. Typically these selections you’re taking, don’t come off.”

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers. Picture Credit score: BCCI/IPL.

Each Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar are left-handed batsmen and have been despatched forward of right-handed AB de Villiers who averages 40.21 in 162 IPL matches thus far. The batsman has additionally donned wicketkeeping duties and has scored 230 runs in eight matches averaging 46 and has hit three half-centuries thus far within the IPL 2020.

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