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I was not worried with slump in form: Sehwag

March 20, 2007 08:39 IST

Under tremendous pressure for a prolonged run-drought, one more failure could have ended his World Cup dreams, but Virender Sehwag claimed he never lost sleep over the slump, and that he was sure about regaining his touch.

Adjudged the man of the match for his 114 in the Group B match against Bermuda, Sehwag said all he needed was bit of patience to be back among runs again.

"I was not worried about anything. This innings was long due and I was expecting it for a long time," said Sehwag, architect of India's thumping 257-run win against Bermuda.

"I was taking deep breaths in between the deliveries and telling myself that as long as I was there, runs will come," he said.

Sehwag also felt that he played lot straighter in this match and that made a lot of difference.

"Obviously I was playing lot straighter today. I have been practising hard to play straight and in fact in the last match too, I tried that", he said.

Sehwag felt the pitch at the Queen's Park Oval here also suited his batting style.

"The pitch did something in the morning but later it was coming nicely on to the bat. I knew I had to get set with the new ball and once I could hang around for 30 overs, it would be good for me and the team as well", said the hard-hitting batsman.

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