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16th September 2009, 13:18
This interview was an interesting read. Here is an interesting response from Sehwag for a question about night watchman,
<B>There is this story about you declining a nightwatchman, where you said you were not an able batsman if you couldn't last 25 balls at the end of the day. Is that true?</B>
It is true. What is the difference between batting at the end of the day or at the start? If you make a mistake you'll get out. So I don't think a batsman really needs a nightwatchman, but it is totally an individual decision. Whenever a captain or coach asked me for a nightwatchman I would say, "No, why? If I can't survive 10 or 20 balls now, then I don't think I'll survive tomorrow morning." I believe that's the best time when you have the opportunity to score runs, when everybody on the field is tired and you can score 20 runs off those 20 balls.
To read the full interview please click on the below link:
16th September 2009, 13:27
woww ... .. what an attitude.. what an entertainer he's turned out to be for indians and rest of the world... its a pity he's injuredat the wrong time :( :pissed:
16th September 2009, 13:43
"If I can't survive 10 or 20 balls now, then I don't think I'll survive tomorrow morning." I believe that's the best time when you have the opportunity to score runs, when everybody on the field is tired and you can score 20 runs off those 20 balls."
Haha...typical Viru response. Spot on ! Lage raho Viru bhai :))
16th September 2009, 13:46
Personally I do not agree with a "nightwatchman." Let your best players handle the situation. Then again if you can have a "nightwatchman" like a boucher or johnson .....?
16th September 2009, 13:50
i still remember that test match against england...india chased 386 i guess... strauss batted brilliantly ( true test style ) scored a couple of hundreds and it looked like a sure draw ... untill this guy walked out/.... faced 60 odd deliveries and walked out with mom award... strauss stared in disbelief :)
16th September 2009, 13:51
see it starts getting dark and you dont wanna risk your best batsman there... so send someone who can hold his bat for a couple of overs... nothing wrong
16th September 2009, 13:56
I read the whole interview and thoroughly enjoyed it. This guy has an amazingly simple attitude to the game and says what he sees and feels to the point that people might feel he is too arrogant or blunt. Whadda playa!
16th September 2009, 14:01
A Genius makes complex issues sound simple.
16th September 2009, 14:09
Excellent attitude to have from Veeru!
16th September 2009, 18:42
Excellent interview. His attitude is just how I imagined it would be.
16th September 2009, 22:02
We He Is Just A Class Player No Doubtl, The One And Only Player Who Can Break Saeed Anwars 194 Record Its Viru.
17th September 2009, 13:34
Part 2 of the same interview is equally interesting:
<B>What's the best compliment you have got from a bowler?</B>
I don't think any bowler has given me good feedback. Shoaib Akhtar was telling me in Multan that I was only hitting him to third man, so the next ball I hit a straight-drive. "Now you have to accept it was a better shot," I told him. He accepted it.
To read the part 2 please follow the link:
17th September 2009, 15:07
Excellent read:14:! Way to go Viru:19:!
17th September 2009, 21:38
its a good interview
what impressed me was his uncomplicated thinking, and he seems quite teh joker - i liked the line that he doesn't think feilders matter when he's batting
what's obvious is that the highlight of his career appears to be that multan innings - even though i hate to think back to it - it is ferocious!
18th September 2009, 02:25
Typical Viru attitude :14: .
I hope that attitude stays the same next I see him play .
18th September 2009, 04:25
Really interesting interview.
I liked these two bits of honesty the best.
Did Greg Chappell give you any sort of valuable tips?
When does the bowler get the upper hand against you?
I can handle swing movement, but when there is seam movement I cannot handle it properly.
18th September 2009, 06:36
^^ Yup. It is his honesty and bluntness that lands him into trouble with others perceptions on him. Look at the reply to the Greg question. Another person might have put it in a more diplomatic way, but this guy is just blunt.
Same with the second question you mentioned. Another person might have thought whether it is giving away ones weakness and would have tried to say something irrelevant. But again it shows his attitude that he just wants to say what he feels and be honest to himself. Difficult to have this kind of an attitude to have in real life especially for someone always in the public glare. And very refreshing too!
18th September 2009, 13:33
I really like his honesty. One of my favourite Indian players (and they are not many). :wasim
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