India must trust Viru's abilities, says Akram

Sep 28, 2012, 08:17 IST | IANS

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni must have faith in Virender Sehwag's abilities and should not keep him out of the team for the crucial Super Eights matches of the World Twenty20

“Benching Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan in the group league match against England seems to have stirred a hornet’s nest in the Indian media. India’s 90-run win against the defending champions has only added fuel to fire. Questions like will Dhoni play Sehwag and Zaheer have kept the media on its toes. 

But as far as I am concerned, Sehwag’s position in the batting line-up is a no-brainer. Dhoni has to trust Sehwag’s abilities,” Akram was quoted as saying by

Wasim Akram

Akram said Sehwag is an unpredictable player and he is never out of form.

“Mike Hussey has made an interesting comment. A player like Sehwag is “never out of form”. Hussey knows what he is saying and he is not far from the truth. If Sehwag is fit, he must open the batting for India. No questions asked.

“India will be playing against Australia on Friday (today). Given the nature of the wicket, Sehwag is an automatic choice. The deck is perfect for his style of batting,” he said.

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