Hyderabad still has a chance to reach the playoffs
Sunrisers Hyderabad still have their luck in their hands to reach the playoffs and if they manage to win the remaining three matches, they will qualify for the playoffs with 16 points and a better net run rate. T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik and Marco Yansen performed brilliantly when Sunrisers Hyderabad team won five matches in a row, although Rashid Khan snatched the victory from their mouth in front of Gujarat Titans. And from here the fate of Hyderabad took a turn.
This moment broke the Momentum of Hyderabad
Rashid Khan hit 4 sixes against Yanson in this match and gave the team victory. Hyderabad spin bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan was seen standing in the dugout shouting when Yansen was hit for sixes. In the very next match, Jansen was dropped from the team. Former Indian cricket team batsman Mohammad Kaif believes that this was the point for Sunrisers Hyderabad from where their downfall started.
Talking to Sportskeeda, he said, “I don’t think they are strong now, since they have included Karthik Tyagi by ousting Yanson, I don’t think it is the team that has made 5 consecutive comebacks.” Won matches. You saw 4 frontline bowlers like Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar, Umran and Yance playing together in the team but now they are not seen playing together in this team.
Shouting from the dugout means everything’s not alright
During this, Kaif expressed his disappointment over the shouting reaction of Muralitharan from the dugout and said that it was not good for the team. It shows that the atmosphere inside the team is not good for the player.
He said, “When Rashid Khan hit Yensen for sixes and Muralitharan showed his anger sitting from the dressing room, he spoiled the rhythm of the team. The moment you dress up in anger, you are sending the wrong message. Muralitharan is generally a calm player but it was there that he lost his calm against Yance. When you do such things, it shows that the team environment is not good. Yansen was dropped in the very next match which I didn’t understand at all.