Taking a jibe against Chennai Super Kings on its state of failure in building a winning momentum during the current IPL season, veteran Indian cricketer and former Team India Opener Virender Sehwag has said that the batsmen in the CSK think of the franchise as a government job, in which they would be getting paid regardless of the performance.
Criticizing the CSK's failed chase against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Sehwag, while speaking to a cricket website, said that the team should have chased down, but the dot balls played by Kedhar Jadhav and Ravinder Jadeja didn't help.
He went on to say that in his view, some of the Chennai Super Kings batsmen think of the franchise as a government job, where they perform or not, they know that they will be getting paid with their remuneration.
The former Indian opener had referred the government job in which the government employees would be getting paid regardless of their performance towards the job. Sehwag attributed his view to what has become one of the awful performances by Chennai Super Kings when they chased the target of 167 runs set by Kolkata Knight Riders. Despite the chaseable score, the batting line-up of the CSK had shown that the team is yet to fix the damages in having a strong resurgence.
Though Shane Watson had cemented a perfect start by reducing the pressure for the team in chasing, the middle order batsmen including Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, and Jadeja had failed to withstand and drive the perfect start towards a strong finish.
The stumbling middle-order had let the Knight Riders take the full control of the game and by conceding the defeat in the match that it should have won, the CSK has recorded fourth defeat.
CSK has played six matches so far of which it had lost four and won the rest two - against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. At the current state, CSK stands at the sixth spot in the points table.
With having eight matches in hand, Dhoni's army has been pushed to the stage that it needs to win at least six matches to reserve the berth in the playoffs of the current season. CSK will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday during which fans are hoping that the men in yellow would build strong and tenacious momentum.