Malik praises captain Sehwag, says capable of destroying any attack

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New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI) Praising Virender Sehwag for his devastating 94-run innings against Deccan Chargers, Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik said here today the opener is capable of destroying any bowling attack on his day.

''Sehwag is a great player. He can score 160 or 170-runs on his day even in the T20 matches,'' Malik said.

Speaking at a press conference here Malik said ''presence of Sehwag in the team is very encouraging for us.

''It is great for us to have a captain and player of his calibre in the team. He is very encouraging, He gives lot of confidence to his team mates,'' he said.

After leading Pakistan to 5-0 win over Bangladesh in the recently concluded One-day series before coming to India, Malik said he will not leave any stone unturned and will perform to the best of his abilities in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and will also give some advice to his skipper if the situation demands.

''I am willing to give advice if situations needs. Cricket is totaly a team game, so we have to play as a unit,'' he stated.

However, Malik is confident that Delhi Daredevils can win the tournament if every thing goes according to plans adding that the team has a very good blend of batsmen and bowlers.

''Delhi team has a very good mix of young and expierenced players. We have very good fielding side which is crucial in this format of the game,'' Malik said adding, ''Saving 20-30 runs is as important as scoring as many runs.'' Disclsosing that IPL's popularity in Pakistan is increasing, Malik said spectators are enjoying the matches due to its shorter format.

''IPL matches are running on TV screens in our dressing rooms even when we are playing against Bangladesh. It is gaining popularity in Pakistan day by day,'' he pointed.


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