‘Nobody Expects You, Just Enjoy’: Sehwag’s Bizarre KKR, SRH Comment | Cricket
Sunrisers Hyderabad took on Kolkata Knight Riders 2023 Indian Premier League on Thursday; Both the sides meet in the ongoing season to revive their fortunes. When KKR Ranked 8th in the table, Hyderabad are also having a forgettable season so far, currently placed ninth in the table. Needless to say, both the teams have faced inconsistency but with the Knight Riders sorely missing their first team captain Shreyas Iyer, SRH are yet to focus on an effective team combination.
As the season reaches its business end, it is becoming increasingly difficult for either side to make it to the playoffs; While they face a must-win situation in all their remaining matches, both sides could also spoil the playoff chances of the teams above them and former India opener Virender Sehwag believes that KKR and SRH Both have nothing to lose at this point.
Sehwag also made a reference to India’s T20 World Cup triumph in 2007, when for the first time a young team led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni overcame the odds to win the title by defeating Pakistan in the final.
“When you are down, you don’t have high expectations from yourself. And because of that, players can enjoy out there and they can actually perform better,” Sehwag pointed out. cricbuzz As he talked about KKR and SRH.
“The best example of this is our performance in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Neither we had any hope, nor anyone had any hope from us. It was a new team with a new captain. We enjoyed it, hit fours and sixes, the bowlers bowled well and we won the final. So, when no one has any expectations from you and you know you have nothing to lose, you can actually enjoy yourself more and perform well. And then, you can actually have opportunities to qualify,” further added the former India opener.
Knight Riders have three wins from nine matches in the season so far, while SRH have won one game less.