It was a revenge game for us, says MoM Sehwag

Mohammad Isam

Mirpur, Feb 19 (PTI) Man of the match Virender Sehwagtermed India''s 87-run win over Bangladesh today as "revenge"having lost to the same opponents four years ago inPort-of-Spain during last World Cup.

At the post-match conference, when questioned whether itwas a revenge game, the Nawab of Najafgarh made a curtreply,"I think so."

A scribe asked about whether he was under any pressure toperform, he gave a typical Sehwag-like reply, "No pressure forme as I only bother about playing and scoring runs."

Sehwag stressed on the fact that his 140-ball 175 was ablend of caution and aggression.

"When we started, we got 10 runs per over for the first3-4 overs but then we decided that we had to be careful orelse we might lose a few wickets."

Sehwag however did praise the Bangladeshi boys statingthat "they have the ability to disappoint any big side. Theyare a good side and have the ability to do well against thetop sides."

He also praised his junior statemate Virat Kohli forscoring an 83-ball 100.

"He really played well. He has matured."

About Virat''s straight aerial hit being a treat to watch,Sehwag said,"We talked about it after a Champions Trophyinnings when he was caught at long-on. These small signals aregood enough for a batsman like him. Now he has six centuriesand I think he is a good prospect."

Sehwag maintained that it would have been easy to chase300-320 on this track and the team management wanted to fieldfirst if skipper Dhoni won the toss.

"We were also looking to field first. Chasing 300-320would have been fine as it is easy to chase." PTI KHS

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