A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: I am looking to post big scores during the Test series against England, says Virender Sehwag

Sehwag is hoping his excellent form will continue throughout the Test series

India opening batsman Virender Sehwag has announced that he is looking to post big scores during the upcoming four-Test series against England.

Sehwag, along with his opening partner Gautam Gambhir, have been heavily criticised for their lack of runs individually and as a pair, and both will be looking to silence their critics during the Test series.

Fresh off scoring a century against Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy, Sehwag said: “I am happy that I scored 100 against UP. Whether I am back in form or not, is not for me to decide but I thought I played well enough and hope to do well (against England). I think they are a good side but so are we. We are preparing well for the series. We are confident of playing good cricket against them. We have a practice camp before the series starting November 9. I think it will be a tough series for both of us. We are eagerly waiting for the series to start.”

Sehwag was also quick to dismiss speculation that India were looking for revenge after England whitewashed them 4-0 last year.

“We are not here for revenge. All this vengeance etc. is due to media hype. We are concentrating on playing well and winning for the team and country,” Sehwag added.

The opening batsman is also set to play his 100th Test during the series and he noted that it was going to be an honour to do so.

“It was my dream to play for my country. Since the time I achieved that, my next dream has been to perform well and play 100 Tests for India. I am very happy that moment is coming soon,” Sehwag said.

Despite suffering a finger injury and coming in to bat somewhere in the middle order, Sehwag assured everyone that he would be opening the batting for India throughout the Test series.

“My injury forced me to bat in the middle order. The doctor did not give me local anaesthesia on time. The team management will decide the middle order and not the player himself,” Sehwag added.

Sehwag also congratulated team-mate Sachin Tendulkar for receiving the Order of Australia award.

“It’s a great honour for me watching Tendulkar getting another honour. I will ask him about it when I will meet him in the practice camp,” Sehwag said.

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