Virender Sehwag additionally slammed the team-management for not taking the ODI sequence severely.
India succumbed to an embarrassing defeat towards England within the second One Day International of the three-match sequence by 6 wickets on the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. One of the principle causes behind India shedding the sport was the absence of a sixth bowling choice as each spinners together with the likes of Krunal Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav leaked runs at an economic system fee of 12 and eight.4, respectively.
Though all-rounder Hardik Pandya was part of the Playing XI, he didn’t bowl even a single over and the identical raised a number of eyebrows within the cricket fraternity. Interestingly, Hardik bowled 3-4 overs in nearly each sport of the just-concluded T20I sequence towards the identical opponents.
When Indian skipper Virat Kohli was requested the explanation behind not handing the ball to Hardik he had mentioned throughout the post-match presentation, “We need to manage his (Hardik) body. Need to understand where we need this skill set. Did utilize him in the T20Is but in the ODIs, it’s about managing his workload. We have Test cricket in England coming up too. So it’s important for us to have him fit.”
I don’t know who decides that Hardik Pandya’s workload has turn into extreme: Virender Sehwag
The clarification given by Virat relating to not using Hardik as a bowler didn’t go nicely with former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag as he slammed the team-management for not taking the ODI sequence severely. Sehwag asserted that there can be no worldwide cricket for the following 2-3 months and Hardik hasn’t performed a lot cricket previously few months, subsequently he may have simply bowled a number of overs to assist India save the sport.
“We solely have the IPL subsequent. So you’re saying that we’ve got no downside shedding the ODI sequence as a result of we needed to handle Hardik Pandya’s workload. If his workload doesn’t embrace 4-5 overs then it’s flawed. But it additionally shouldn’t be the case that he isn’t bowling even a single over. Fielding for 50 overs additionally causes fatigue. So if he provides 4-5 overs to it, it shouldn’t make an enormous distinction on his workload.
“I don’t know who decides that Hardik Pandya’s workload has become excessive. Since he has come back from his [back] surgery, he hasn’t played much cricket. He sat out in the Tests, played the 5 T20Is, and bowled in 2-3 of those… so he hasn’t taken any load yet. But yes, this is a possibility that he himself might have asked for a break from bowling in the ODIs to prevent any injuries before the IPL,” Virender Sehwag mentioned as quoted by Cricbuzz.