Youngster Sam Curran was given the reins to lead the Punjab Kings against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Shikhar Dhawan’s absence. Notably, under his strong leadership, Punjab overcame the Lucknow Super Giants earlier in the IPL 2023 season, but as former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag noted, Curran struggled with several judgments against RCB.
The 44-year-old said he had hoped the all-rounder would show off his bat, but sadly, that didn’t happen. Virender Sehwag stated that Curran should have played with more maturity and should have gone deep in the game, but the cricketer ultimately lost his wicket in a horrible way. Finally, he criticized him for being inattentive when racing between the wickets and said that 18 crores would not provide Punjab with the necessary experience. Notably, the England international was out after being hit on 10, and the hosts went on to lose by a score of 24 runs.
You are the captain. tried to continue it until the very end: Sehwag
He plays internationally. But 18 crore cannot be used to purchase experience. Only when you play, when you play in the blazing sun, does your hair grow white. We believe that merely because he cost 18 crore, he will win you games. But he lacks that experience right now,” the illustrious opener said.
There was no need for that, and it ran poorly. You should have stayed and attempted to win it in the last few overs, captain. But once more, his inexperience cost him,” Sehwag stated in a Cricbuzz interview.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis once more oversaw RCB’s match. They got off to a great start, and as a result, the host team scored 174 runs. Wanindu Hasaranga took two, but Mohammed Siraj was outstanding with the ball, taking four wickets. Siraj excelled in the dying phases as well as with the new ball. In order to win the match, RCB limited PBKS to 150 runs.
Despite eventually being included in the PBKS starting lineup, Liam Livingstone, an England international, struggled against RCB. The cricketer will aim to improve as the Kings are now seventh on the IPL points table after he scored two runs off four deliveries.