Sehwag unhappy with Gambhir ban

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New Delhi, Oct 31 (UNI) Expressing unhappiness over the one Test ban imposed on Gautam Gambhir, Indian opener Virender Sehwag today termed the ICC decision ''too harsh''.

Gambhir had elbowed Australian all-rounder Shane Watson while taking a run on the opening day of the ongoing Test match here.

Match referee Chris Broad has imposed a one-Test ban on the Delhi lad under level two of the ICC code of conduct.

''Gambhir should not have done that but the one-Test ban is a too harsh decision. He should had been let off with a fine instead,'' Sehwag told mediapersons here.

The 'Sultan of Najafgarh' was elated after claiming three wickets on his home ground.

''Anil bhai was injured so someone had to bowl instead. After a long time I got the opportunity to bowl such a long spell,'' he said.

However, Sehwag was not pleased with his batting performance in the Test match but added that after today's play he was happy with himself.

''It would have been better if had got a good score. But I am happy,'' he added.

Sehwag lamented the absence of Harbhajan Singh who was forced to sit out due to injury, and described the 'Turbanator's' absence as a blow for India.

''If Harbhajan was playing the Australians would have been out by now. The wicket is very difficult now and some of my deliveries were unplayable. Harbhajan would have used the conditions much better,'' he rued.

Asked who had the upper hand in the match following the third day's play the opener said,''it is not in anyone's favour at present. We will try to bowl them out as quickly as we can tomorrow.'' UNI AB RKM BD1932

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