I am in prime form, says Virender Sehwag

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Published: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 11:28 [IST]
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I am in prime form: Sehwag

New Delhi, Apr 28: After scoring his third fifty in three consecutive matches to lead Delhi to a double-win over Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag said that he is in prime form and it's team's strategy that either of the openers stays at the crease till 15th over.

"I have scored about 150 runs in the last three games, so yes, I am in prime form," Sehwag said during the post match presentation ceremony on Friday in Delhi.

Sehwag is only the third batsman to score three consecutive fifties in the history of IPL after Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis.

Sehwag and Jayawardene smashed Mumbai early on to score 135 runs for the opening wicket in 13.1 overs. "We discussed in the team meetings that one of me and Mahela has to stay until the 15th over, today both of us did and we had a very good partnership," Sehwag, who was adjudged man of the match, said.

Sehwag also said he urged his players to focus "on process and not the result" and that's vital to their winning form as league table leaders.

Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh credited Delhi for their batting strength and said they outplayed them. "We didn't get the result we were looking for. Delhi played fantastic, they batted too well. Credit goes to Delhi, they outplayed us," he said.

Harbhajan also took the gamble of asking Delhi to bat first, but also rued his team's bowling effort, "They like to chase, with their batting line-up, they can chase down any total. We did not bowl good enough to restrict them to under 170," he said.

Harbhajan has seen Sehwag bat many times, when asked what else could stop Sehwag, Harbhajan Said, "You can only wish that he misses the ball and gets out."


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