Jamia alumnus' blitzkrieg may give Australians sleepless nights
OT, December 9, 2011 19:24 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/ Okhla
On Wednesday, batter Virender Sehwag, a Jamia Millia Islamia alumnus, was at his best. He played with rare aggression and hit West Indies bowlers all over the ground, helping India to take a 3-1 lead in the five match series. His world record score of 219 in 149 balls in the fourth ODI in Indore is being termed as the best of his career.
It was not only Sehwag who played a gem of an inning, but other batters including Gautam Gambhir too were seen in fine nick. The win against a depleted West Indies side is not something to be celebrated. But the return of form of top Indian batters is good news for the team that is readying itself for a tough battle in Australia from this month.
Though some former Australian greats have termed the Men in Blue the favourites to beat Australia in their den, it wouldn't be so easy knowing the fact that India has always struggled to play oversees. Its recent tour to England was a disaster.
But the good thing this time is that Sehwag has peaked at the right time. He is just expected to carry his form to Australia. If he does so then it would be a tough time for Australia that still is trying to build its team after some of its star players retired.
The series that starts from the Boxing Day would be an interesting watch.
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