Saturday, January 12, 2008


The biggest suspense going on in today's world is whether virender sehwag will be included inthis coming test match.Virender Sehwag remains hopeful that he may yet be in India’s starting eleven for the Third Test against Australia in Perth.

Sehwag has done his claims for a spot no harm at all after rattling off a terrifically lusty century against the ACT XI in Canberra, aknock that has put him in contention for the clash in Western Australia.

"I can think of playing in Perth now,” said the talented 29-year-old right-hander.

“I have played there before, it is a good pitch with good bounce. Batsmen can really go for shots there," he added.

With India looking to rebound following two Test defeats and the explosive race row that is dogging their Down Under tour, the Delhi opener revealed that concentration has been his recipe for success in Canberra.

"The idea was to focus on the session. I knew if my mind was focussed, I would get back my shots. I thought of nothing but the concentration,” Sehwag said.

"Earlier I was thinking that something is wrong with my foot-work, worked on it, but nothing happened, so I just wanted to concentrate," Sehwag said after a sparkling innings of 113 runs, which he dedicated to his late father.

Having not played in a Test since early last year when South Africa were the opponents, Sehwag remains convinced that despite losing his place in Team India, the bigger picture is far more important.

"Yes I have been disappointed to miss out, but both Yuvraj Singh and Wasim Jaffer were playing well and it was really challenging sitting out.

"But I am happy that there is competition in the team and now I am waiting for my chance," he said.

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