SRH batters were acting as sleeping pills, I fell asleep in last 4 overs: Virender Sehwag

SRH batters were acting as sleeping pills, I fell asleep in last 4 overs: Virender Sehwag

SRH are set to finish last in the points table for the first time in IPL.

Virender Sehwag (Photo by Ash Donelon/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) lost their 10th game of the ongoing IPL season on Sunday (October 3). They went down to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a low-scoring affair, but not without putting up a fight. It was their batters who once again struggled and crawled to only 115 in their 20 overs. Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has trolled the SRH batters and has termed them as ‘sleeping pills’.

A slow pitch was on offer in Dubai and almost every batter struggled to score runs with even the KKR reaching the target in the final over. But SRH didn’t have a single batter who played a long innings and that halted their momentum every time they tried to up the ante. For the same reason, Virender Sehwag claimed to have felt asleep in the death overs of SRH’s innings.

“Hyderabad started with Roy and Saha but the two returned to the dugout in quick succession. After this, Williamson and Garg handled the innings a bit. But it was such a slow wicket and runs were being scored at such a slow pace that even on the TV screen, a message popped up – ‘Sorry for the Interruption.’ Williamson scored 26 runs and Garg made 21.

“After this, Abdul Samad came and he hit three sixes. But after scoring 25 runs, he too got out. The rest of the batters were acting as sleeping pills and I fell asleep in the last four overs. When I woke up, I found that Hyderabad scored 115/8 in 20 overs,” Sehwag while speaking in his show Virugiri Dot Com.

SRH set to finish last in the points table for the first time

SRH, meanwhile, after the loss against KKR, will finish last in the points table for the first time in their IPL history. They’ve also not made it to the playoffs for the first time in the last few years. Many are predicting a complete overhaul of the team ahead of the mega auction and it remains to be seen what steps franchise take in order to improve their show in the near future.