Sehwag looking for positives despite third straight lossMay 9th, 2008 - 7:24 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils suffered their third straight defeat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Thursday, but after going down to Chennai Super Kings on their home ground the Daredevils’ captain Virender Sehwag was putting up a brave face. “There are lots of positives from this match. We batted, bowled and fielded well and faltered only in the last over,” said Sehwag after losing to Chennai Super Kings in a last-ball thriller.
For Sehwag, the last over was the turning point of the match. Super Kings needed 15 runs off it and Sehwag brought back off-spinner Shoaib Malik but the decision backfired.
The Daredevils captain defended his decision and said it was a team decision to bring on Malik in the decisive over.
“It was a collective decision taken by the team. Both I and Malik had overs remaining and one of us had to bowl the last over,” he added.
Sehwag also lamented the absence of the fifth bowler in the team and said: “We could not perform the role of the fifth bowler to the mark. We are missing a genuine fifth bowler.”
Asked whether he missed medium pacer Rajat Bhatia, who was replaced by batsman Manoj Tiwari, Sehwag said the change was made to give everyone a chance in the team.
“We bowled well in Mumbai, so we thought to give chance to a batsmen and we gave the opportunity to Manoj. Everyone should get a fair chance,” he said.
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