Sehwag focuses on maintaining consistency

Published: Thursday, August 31, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore: Consistency will be the key word for Indian vice-captain Virender Sehwag both in Test matches and One-day Internationals as he prepares for the tri-series against West Indies and Australia in Malaysia.

Talking to newsmen here during the break of the 'Rolling Camp' for the Malaysia- bound Indian cricket team, Sehwag expressed confidence that the three-day session here would help him in learning the necessary skills to maintain consistency.

Replying to a question, Sehwag, who has scored more than 4000 runs in both forms of the game, felt that he was not weak in any but wanted to improve upon his consistency further.

He said Greg Chappell and Skipper Rahul Dravid held a discussion with the team members yesterday and highlighted their drawbacks besides suggesting solutions to overcome their shortcomings.

''Everybody has goals and how to achieve them and that is what me discussed. I discussed with them about my aim of achieving full consistency and got tips,'' he said.

Sehwag was confident of the team performing well in the forthcoming tri-series in Kuala Lumpur. Complementing the Coach for the novel 'Rolling Camp', Sehwag said it gave opportunity to each player to correct their mistake and improve upon their performance. ''We get to know about our shortcomings when we discuss with others and we can also discuss our aims. It is really a good opportunity provided by the Coach'', he added.

When asked about frequent change in opening partners in the recent matches, he said, ''decision was taken depending on the situation and the change is good also''.

The dashing opener, to another question, said that he was not particular about any slot. ''Whatever my batting position would be I want to perform''.

When asked whether the bowling machine used in the 'Rolling Camp' was any useful, he said that it is different practice and playing to fast bowling can be learnt through it.

He said that he team has to improve upon in all the field keeping in view the World Cup next year.

Sehwag declined to comment on the issue of alleged tampering of ball and Pakistan withdrawal during recent Test series against England.

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