A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: I never had any doubts about my ability as an opening batsman, says Virender Sehwag

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Sehwag believes his century could not have come at a better time

After scoring his first Test century in nearly two years, India opening batsman Virender Sehwag revealed that he never doubted his abilities even though he was being hit with criticisms left and right.

Sehwag scored a highly entertaining 117 against England in the first Test at Ahmedabad and it was his first after 30 innings.

“I’m very happy to score a hundred after one-and-a-half or two years,” Sehwag said. “I am very pleased that it came at the right time, the first innings of the first Test, my team or I did not have any doubt. It’s you people who run whatever stories you like.”

Sehwag gave credit to the national team’s video analyst CKM Dhananjay for pointing out errors in his game and explaining how he should correct it.

“I have to thank DJ,” Sehwag added. “We were watching videos last night till about 10 or 11 in the evening, I realised that if I played the new ball cautiously, it’s good for me and good for the team.”

England off-spinner Graeme Swann praised Sehwag for his highly destructive innings.

“You have to hand it to Viru, the way he played at the start,” Swann said. “The way Viru batted, he really took the game away from us in the first couple of hours, so it was very important to pull it back. We know he can be destructive, he’s done it against us before.”

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