It was obvious i had to bat longer, says Sehwag


Staff member
Kochi May 1:

Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag said that he was determined to bat throughout the innings against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in an Indian Premier League match here.

Sehwag led from the front with a 47-ball 80 to guide Delhi to a challenging 157 for seven and then his bowlers, led by Morne Morkel (3/18) and Roelof van der Merwe (3/20), responded brilliantly to bowl out Kochi for 119 and register a 38-run win.

"Absolutely happy. The wicket was not easy, I took the responsibility and once we crossed 120, I thought we had got par. We were very happy we got 158," Sehwag said after the match. "I was hitting the ball nicely, it was obvious I had to bat longer. I told myself if I just stayed longer we could get 130, a good total on this wicket.