Harare: It could not have been a greater tribute for Virender Sehwag when Sachin Tendulkar, on whom the batsman from Najafgarh has modelled himself, on Wednesday, said it was a pleasure to watch Sehwag from the other end. "Veeru is an exciting batsman. It's a treat to watch him. He likes to play his shots.
It's best to take a single and enjoy his batting (from the other end of the crease)," Tendulkar, who was adjudged man-of-the-match for his match-winning 81 against Zimbabwe, said. Sehwag scored 36 runs, including six hits to the boundary. India won the match by 83 runs and kept alive its chances of qualifying for the Super Sixes of the World Cup.
Tendulkar, who came in at number three in the batting order for the last few seasons, said he was "happy" at opening the innings again. "I batted in the opening slot for eight to nine years and kind of got used to it. "For last few months, I have been coming lower down but now I am again opening and am happy about it," Tendulkar said. Tendulkar has opened the batting for India in this World Cup, first partnering skipper Saurav Ganguly and then Sehwag.