“I’m very disappointed,” Sehwag said on Sunday (May 14). “I can say that none of the foreign players took responsibility. Their role was, at least one of the top four should bat for 12-15 overs but none of the batsmen took the responsibility. I think they were complaining that the wicket was a bit slow but when you play international cricket so much, you should get used to playing on difficult or good wickets. Whatever wicket you get, you have to play at least 20 overs for your side. But [Glenn] Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, [Martin] Guptill and [Eoin] Morgan (were all disappointing). Guptill and Morgan, they were the senior-most, experienced players. But none of them batted at least 12 to 15 overs. I’m very disappointed. The way we fought back against KKR and Mumbai, we had a good chance to play against Pune. But we didn’t do well.
Glenn Maxwell, the KXIP skipper, after the game said that they misread the pitch, which according to him was damp and made it difficult for run-scoring. Sehwag though, wasn’t buying any of that, laying into the batsmen by saying that none of them batted responsibly.