Monday, March 19, 2007

Virender Sehwag

The team for India's all important match against Bermuda is announced and Virender Sehwag has managed to keep his place in the side - yet again!!! What confidence Rahul Dravid must have in him! I will be the very happy if this chance given by Dravid clicks and Viru is back in form.

Let us analyze this curious case of a man who is no where near his form.

There are 3 possibilities with this selection now.
Possibility 1) Sehwag flops and is out for under 10.
Possibility 2) Sehwag starts nervously, bats fluently at times, but gets out in his 30s.
Possibility 3) Sehwag goes on and hits a wonderful century with fluent shots all around the wicket.

IMHO, none of the above possibilities can still instill the confidence one requires for the next most critical match against the likes of Vaas and Malinga. With the 3rd possibility, it can make him think that he is back in form, but another duck/low score in the next important match against SL and we are back to square one and worse off as a team.

Admittedly, pressure must be immense on Sehwag, and very few people have the capability to bat out of the rut they find themselves in.

Keeping my fingers crossed! I just thank my stars that I am not Virender Sehwag.

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