Play as straight as possible: Sehwag's advice to Team ...

Play as straight as possible: Sehwag's advice to Team India

Tags: India tour of South Africa 2018, India, South Africa, Virender Sehwag

Published on: Jan 11, 2018

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag had some advice for Virat Kohli and Team India after they lost the first Test at Cape Town by 72 runs.

"Don't fiddle with deliveries outside the off-stump will be my advise to the batsmen. Play as straight as possible. Your 'go to' shots should be straight drive and flick. Get prepared to be hurt by some short stuff. Rather than trying to fend off short balls, get prepared to take blows on your body," Sehwag was quoted as saying in an NDTV report.

"The tennis ball bounce in South Africa means that it will be very difficult for any batsman to get bowled. So one needs to stay positive and try to score runs at the rate of at least three runs per over," he further said.

Sehwag, who hit a hundred on debut in South Africa in 2001, conceded India will find it tough to make a comeback.

"As of now, it looks like only 30 percent chance is there of making a comeback. It is going to be very tough from now on. Also the Indian team management should look whether conditions at the Centurion warrant a place for Ravichandran Ashwin," Sehwag said.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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