Harbhajan Singh and Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Harbhajan Singh and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh has slammed Punjab Kings for dropping the in-form Bhanuka Rajapaksa with the intention to make place for Jonny Bairstow. PBKS dropped Rajapaksa from the line-up as quickly as Bairstow was accessible for choice. The Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batter was in nice type for his aspect, as he had scored 83 runs in simply three video games at an astounding strike fee of 230.56.

He got here in to bat at quantity three in all of the video games that he performed and scored useful runs very quickly. In the meantime, Bairstow has not carried out properly this season and accounts for simply 41 runs in 4 video games. Harbhajan feels that dropping Rajapaksa was a giant mistake that PBKS made as deciding on Bairstow for his fame wasn’t truthful.

Whereas talking on SK Straight Speak, he mentioned: “You need to by no means drop a participant who’s in type. When somebody is doing properly for you and also you drop him for Jonny Bairstow just for fame and assume that he would rating massive runs, that doesn’t work. Each time a participant is doing properly, you could proceed with him even when a senior participant is sitting out as a result of you could consider the group first.”

There must be a partnership by smart batting: Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan is of the opinion that the rationale behind PBKS batters being so inconsistent stems from their technique of enjoying aggressive cricket, with out specializing in the necessity of the hour. The 41-year-old feels that PBKS ought to work on modifying the plans with the intention to make it work.

“Punjab play the model of cricket the place they carry on attacking even when a few wickets or three wickets fall within the powerplay. Everytime you lose wickets, there must be a partnership by smart batting, which they aren’t doing in the meanwhile,” he added.

The veteran felt that Shikhar Dhawan is the one participant who has been profitable in holding the sport tight for the group, and nobody else has succeeded in stepping up. “Punjab do want to search out an anchor for his or her innings. Shikhar Dhawan can try this position however other than him, all the opposite batters look to hit sixes. Don’t overlook the fundamentals of the sport as even singles and doubles are part of T20 cricket and never simply sixes,” he concluded.

Punjab misplaced their earlier encounter in opposition to Delhi Capitals miserably by 9 wickets after they posted a low whole of 115 runs in 20 overs.

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