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Virender Sehwag’s assault has once again underlined his rare ability. The Delhi dasher got wholesome praise from former India captain and CNN-IBN cricket expert Sunil Gavaskar, who also said that India can win the game if they plan well for the final day’s play.
“I have played against some of best players in the history of the game but this man — Virender Sehwag is something else. He is so different. He has got not a care in the world. He has got a lovely eye and a terrific bat speed and has got an uncomplicated game.
“If the ball is there to be hit, he hits it. If it is not there to be hit, he defends it. And while a lot of people say that he has got no footwork, then have a look at him when he defends not when he attacks. When he defends, he has got such a straight pad, whether it is off the front foot or the back foot. And he shows a lot of respect to the bowl off which he cannot score.”
Gavaskar also appreciated the attitude of the former India captain Rahul Dravid who came out to bat after the fall of Sehwag’s wicket towards the end of the day rather than asking for a night watchman.
“The fact that he came into bat when just 25 minutes were there and didn’t pressurise the captain to send the night watchman, tells that he is very determined indeed. It could have been so easy for him to have suggested that because he has not been getting runs and didn’t get runs in the first innings also. It could have been so easy for him to have hinted that a nightwatchman was needed but he didn’t ask of it, instead he went out there to battle it out himself.
“So, for me that’s a very very good and a positive sign. And I am hoping that it will come through tomorrow as well and he will come good when India team is really needing this,” said Gavaskar.
Speaking about India’s chances of winning the match on Monday, he said, “I think what India need to do is look at scoring probably 90 runs in the first session by losing maybe just one wicket or so and then another 90 runs in the session after lunch, losing maybe another wicket at best. So, if they lose three wickets by the tea time and have scored 180 runs, so the rest of the runs shouldn’t be much of a problem.”