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Superstitious Sehwag backed Sri Lanka

Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 12:52 [IST]
 
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Superstitious Sehwag backed Sri Lanka

Rajkot: On Tuesday, the entire nation was praying for India's victory in the ODI match at Rajkot, but a prominent member of Indian team was supporting Sri Lanka in in the high-scoring humdinger. It was none other than, Virender Sehwag,  the Man-of-the-Match in the game.

The explosive Indian opener said that he actually supported Sri Lanka in the match "I've this superstition that whenever I support India, we lose. So I was supporting Sri Lanka here and was never tense," Sehwag, who scored 146 runs said.

On his personal form, Sehwag said he was trying to bring his ODI record at par with his Test batting and was ready to show restraint early in his innings before going berserk.

'"I am in good form. I scored 200 in Tests, 50 in Twenty20 and was telling myself I am in good form I have to utilise it. I knew I have to be careful in the first 10-15 overs and then it would be my day when I can score 100 or more. I have been scoring big centuries in Test matches but was getting out for 40s and 50s in ODIs. I thought it's time to convert those starts into big knocks," he explained.

"When Sachin and I were batting, we thought the pitch is good and we can easily cruise to 350. Then Dhoni really batted well and took the pressure off me," Sehwag said.

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