Punjab Kings have kept their playoff hopes alive in the IPL. (IPL Photo)
Punjab Kings kept their playoff hopes alive in IPL 2022 by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore, but something happened in this match that Harbhajan Singh Punjab had a split on the coaching staff.
Punjab Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match played on Friday and kept their playoff hopes alive in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League. Punjab showed a one-sided game in this match and defeated Bangalore. He went from batting to bowling. This victory of Punjab gave happiness to his fans but former India off-spinner from Punjab team Harbhajan Singh (Harbhajan Singh) got angry. Harbhajan’s anger was with the coaching staff of Punjab. The coaching staff of Punjab were seen strategizing against Bangalore players with the help of computers during the Bangalore match and were also making some gestures to captain Mayank Agarwal from the dugout. Harbhajan did not like this thing and while commenting, he also criticized it.
Harbhajan was doing commentary at that time. He criticized this on air and said that if computers read the game well then why the captain is needed on the field. He said, “If computers read the game well, then why would a captain be needed on the field? This is absolutely bullshit. You can’t always guide the captain from outside.”
Dhoni and Rohit do not do this work
Giving the example of two of the most successful IPL captains, Harbhajan said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma never looked at matchups or batsmen’s statistics. He said, “I have never seen Dhoni or Rohit working on matchups. Nor have I seen him working on batsman statistics against any bowler. Those people are born computers. This is not the right way to play cricket. It is not right to see the data on the computer.
Ashish Nehra lives away
In today’s time it is common for coaching staff to study various types of data on computer. All this however is done before the match. During the match, the captain works on the field according to the match situation. There are many coaches who stay away from the computerized coaching process. Gujarat Titans coach Ashish Nehra’s name is counted among him. He has never been seen working with the help of a computer. He has definitely been seen explaining to the bowlers by standing near the boundary.