Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has made a hilarious remark on the Punjab Kings (PBKS) franchise making a lot of changes in the playing XI stating Kids don’t change diapers as frequently as the KL Rahul-led side makes changes in the team.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) is all set to lock horns with Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 32nd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, September 21.
Talking about the playing of Punjab Kings former Indian opener said that it’s not easy to predict the playing XI of Punjab Kings because they make a lot of changes. Sehwag asserted:
“It’s tough to predict their 11 because they have changed their bowling so many times in the first seven games that there is no count. What they play and whom they play is going to remain a challenge for Punjab Kings.”
However, Virender Sehwag wants Punjab Kings to make their bowling unit strong because as they already have good batsmen in the top order.
“But still, I would want them to keep their bowling strong. Because of their batting clicks – with Gayle, Pooran, Agarwal and Rahul, if they score, they can help the team win solely on their performance.
“So, it is important to keep their bowling strong. If they want an overseas fast bowler, then Chris Jordan is one such player who can bowl in the death and can score as well,” Sehwag said on Cricbuzz.
Rajasthan Royals are a bit more settled: Virender Sehwag
The former Indian cricketer opined that the Sanju Samson-led RR is a more settled side when compared to Punjab Kings. Also, he feels that RR will be forced to make changes in the absence of top players but they give few games to players before replacing them however this is not the case with Punjab Kings (PBKS).
“I would still say that Rajasthan Royals are a bit more settled. Punjab Kings change their XI a lot more. For RR, since they do not have too many top players this time around, they have no other option than to change.
“They had this system where they would give a player 2-3 matches before changing but Punjab Kings kept changing after every 1-2 games. Even babies do not change diapers as frequently as Punjab Kings change their Playing XI,” added Sehwag