One former cricketer who is ’99 percent’ confident about India’s chances of winning the T20 World Cup is Virender Sehwag.
Showering praises on Virat Kohli, the Nawab of Najafgarh said that even his children couldn’t leave the TV set when his former team-mate was at the crease.
“The way Kohli is batting at the moment is amazing. It is difficult to take your eyes off the TV when he is batting.
“I had picked India, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies before the start of the tournament. I still feel that way, with India winning the title 99 percent. Okay, they lost to New Zealand in Nagpur but the same thing happened in 2011 (when India lost to South Africa in Nagpur) and we went on to the win the World Cup,” Sehwag told ‘NDTV’.
India play Bangladesh on 23 March and Sehwag said that the hosts will win this encounter comfortably.
Even my kids want to see him bat,” said Sehwag after being reminded of his witty one-liners while commentating on the Indo-Pak clash.
During his TV commentary Sehwag had said, “Pakistan ko goli se nahi Kohli se dar lagta hain (Pakistan don’t fear bullets, they fear Kohli)”.
Sehwag also said that, according to him, Harbhajan Singh should have played.
He said, “I had said it on air during the Pakistan game that Bhajji should have played. He is your most experienced spinner and if the pitch is turning he should play. He will bowl his four overs and that will be good for the team.”
On Ravindra Jadeja, the former India opener said that he wanted him to remain in the despite his recent sluggish performance.