Even Sehwag conceded that it was for the first time in 10 years that he played a maiden over.
"Yes, I think after 10 years I played a maiden today. It was a plan. We lost two wickets so I thought let me play Malinga because others may not be able to pick him. We have 10 debutants in Delhi squad and it will take a little time for us to come together," Sehwag said.
The Daredevils, playing their first match in this season in their home ground Feroze Shah Kotla, crashed to an eight wicket defeat with fast bowler Malinga picking his best IPL figures of 5-13.
Sehwag admitted they were a good 30-40 runs short but hoped that his inexperienced side will come to the fore in the coming matches.
"A 140-150 is a good total here, but everything went Mumbai's way."
Sehwag, praised the side's tight bowling and sharp fielding.
"We have a good bowling unit and fielding. I am the only one who have played in the last three IPL. I am sure we will come good in the coming matches," he said.