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Friday, December 30, 2005

No shrinking violet, this bloke

Viru Sehwag is an original -- not just in the way he bats, but in the way he talks, too. Consider this story.
"I believe this (poor form) is thing of past. In the new year, the people will see a new Sehwag with a new technique and I am confident of making good scores."

Ermmm -- I hope actually that we see the old Sehwag, with the old technique, and new runs.
That he would perform better as a middle order batsman, Sehwag begged to differ.
"I don't think so! I have played better than many players who have played for India in the recent past. I have only one century while playing in the middle order as compared to nine as an opening batsman. By any standard, it's a good performance," Sehwag said and cited that he fared better than contemporaries like VVS Laxman, Akash Chopra, Wasim Jaffer et al.

And finally, this:
Sehwag also seemed reluctant to attach to much importance to a coach's role in the team's success.
"Coach plays an important role in the team but it is eventually the team which has to perform."
On being asked who was the best captain he has ever seen, the one time lieutenant of deposed skipper Sourav Ganguly matter-of-factly named the southpaw alongside Aussie Steve Waugh.

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