“Sehwag’s role crucial”

Published: 23rd November 2012 10:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2012 10:44 AM   |  A+A-


Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said Virender Sehwag, who will play his 100th Test tomorrow, is a totally different player. “I think he has got an important role right from the very start. He is someone who plays his shot right from the first ball and puts pressure on the bowler. His role is crucial not to forget his experience, playing in all formats. And also for the fact that he can take few wickets. Now, that we are not using him too much in the bowling department. He is someone who can get crucial wickets,” said Dhoni.

“It was a crucial decision he made in his career when he decided to open in Tests. That was the big challenge. He accepted it. If you see the stats, he has the best ones,” Dhoni added.

Dhoni acknowledged that people take time to understand him. “It would not be easy for me to finish in two lines how different he is. It doesn’t matter whether the wicket is seaming, turning or not. He just goes with one purpose, to score runs.’’

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