‘Half of them don’t even understand English’: Virender Sehwag lambasts RCB management | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bengaluru‘s dismal performance in the IPL 2024 campaign has been a cause for concern, and former Indian cricketers Virender Sehwag and Manoj Tiwary have highlighted several issues that need to be addressed.
One of the primary concerns raised by Sehwag is the lack of Indian support staff, which he believes is hampering the domestic players’ ability to express themselves freely.

With a predominantly foreign coaching staff, including Andy Flower as the head coach and Adam Griffith as the bowling coach, Sehwag said that the Indian players may feel disconnected and struggle to communicate effectively.

“If you have 12-15 Indian players, just 10 overseas and your entire staff is made of foreigners, that’s an issue. Only a few of them are international players, rest are all Indians and half of them don’t even understand English. How will you motivate them? Who spends time with them? Who talks to them? I can’t see a single Indian staff member. At least there should be someone who the players can confide in,” Sehwag said on Cricbuzz after the game.
Tiwary, on the other hand, pointed out the franchise’s questionable decision-making, particularly in the auction and team management.
“I know where the problem is. From the auction table to the management. All the good players of this franchise leave to go and play for other teams. One of them is the leading wicket-taker this season [Yuzvendra Chahal]. You let them go. You don’t persist with Virat Kohli‘s captaincy. He led them to the 2016 final,” said Tiwary.
Earlier in the match, Sunrisers Hyderabad set a new record for the highest-ever IPL total, amassing 287-3 against RCB. Travis Head’s blistering century and Heinrich Klaasen‘s explosive innings propelled Hyderabad to this historic feat.
The match also witnessed the highest aggregate for a T20 game, with a combined total of 549 runs. Despite efforts from Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Dinesh Karthik, RCB fell short by 25 runs, handing the home side their sixth defeat of the season.

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