Fans react after yet another flop show of SRH batting line-up.
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) slumped to yet another defeat this season on Saturday as the Punjab Kings edged them out in a low-scoring contest. Courtesy of the win, Punjab managed to keep their playoff chances alive. However, SRH are now on the verge of becoming the first team to be eliminated from the playoff race this year.
In pursuit of a modest target of 126, SRH batters struggled as Punjab bowlers exerted persistent pressure on them by bowling wonderfully. Eventually, Jason Holder‘s valiant 47* went in vain as SRH fell short of five runs from the target.
Fans were not impressed by the approach and application of SRH middle-order batters Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav during the chase. They took to Twitter to slam them for their consistent inconsistency with the bat over the past few years in the IPL.
Here are some of the best reactions:
It has been a frustrating season for us: Kane Williamson
SRH skipper Kane Williamson has revealed that the latest season has been frustrating for his team as they are not able to bag victories like they used to. Speaking at the post-match conference, Williamson reviewed their performance in the game and pointed out the things that went wrong for SRH in the chase. He said:
“The bowling and fielding did a fantastic job. The surface was a tough one. We were certainly backing ourselves to get close. SRH are a proud franchise, and it has been a frustrating season. We do need to look for areas to improve. We try to learn from the first half of the game. Punjab tried to come out attacking like it usually happens in T20s. But playing shots was challenging.”
Kane Williamson added:
“For us, it was about looking to build platforms. It was quite a challenge to pounce on them without losing wickets. The games come thick and fast. We need to come to the next game with fresh eyes and freedom.”
SRH are currently at the bottom of the points table with just a single win in IPL 2021 so far. They will be looking to add a couple more wins to their account before the end of the tournament.