Manish Pandey has faced the slam after another defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Former India speedster Ashish Nehra has lashed out at Manish Pandey for playing a rash shot and getting out which left his team in trouble in the ongoing IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chepauk. SRH were on the verge of winning but went on losing by six runs after the loss of quick wickets towards the end.
It all started when Manish Pandey came down the track and played a rash shot of outside off stump delivery off Shahbaz Ahmed which was easily caught by Harshal Patel. This saw a batting collapse and SRH never recovered from it as well. And, this hasn’t gone down well with many while former India pace bowler Ashish Nehra claimed that his poor shot selection is a reason that Manish Pandey never cement his place in international cricket.
Manish Pandey bears the brunt of another defeat of SRH
“Virat Kohli deployed his only left-arm spinner at the right time. But the way SRH batters – Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Abdul Samad got out, it didn’t seem like proper batters are getting out. They appeared to be losing wickets like tailenders, especially Pandey,” Nehra told Cricbuzz.
“When the players at positions 9, 10, 11 don’t have many options against moving deliveries, they target only mid-wicket and long on. And that’s the major difference. When you are in a good form and know how to play under pressure, you have options to hit those away going deliveries towards mid-off or cover,” he added.
“And that’s why Manish Pandey failed to cement his place in the Indian team. You look when he made his debut, and then the likes of Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav came and went far ahead. Because these players are much better at adapting to the pressure and that’s why they leapfrogged Pandey,” he concluded.