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Virender Sehwag hails Indian bowlers for defending low total

He was also confident of the team doing well overseas now.

Virender Sehwag
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag. (Photo by Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)hwag

The former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has lauded the efforts of the bowlers for defending low total in the third and final T20I against New Zealand. The Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram witnessed a rain-curtailed decider in which bowlers from both sides had their final say. Indian bowlers bowled exceptionally well and clinched the series victory, the first one against the Kiwis, by 2-1 which continued the dream run of the Men in Blue at home.

Rain played spoilsport as expected on Tuesday in Kerala and the match was reduced to 8-overs per side as the hosts were put into bat first. The batsmen struggled right through and somehow scored 67 in their stipulated eight overs. A big effort from the bowlers was needed and they didn’t disappoint the sell-out crowd. Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal especially were wily in their line and lengths. They conceded only 17 runs between them off four overs in a shortened game.

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This team knows to fight

Virender Sehwag was happy with the Indian team winning yet another series and expressed his happiness in an interview to India TV. “All the bowlers, including Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal bowled really well. It was a short game and the bowlers did their job,” he said after the match. He was also confident about the team doing well overseas under Virat Kohli and lauded their fighting spirit.

“This is a fantastic win for India in a tight match. You have to give the credit to the bowlers. This is a sign of a great team. Batsmen and bowlers have complemented each other well. This is the spirit of the current Indian team. This team knows how to fight and the players never give up. This team is capable of winning abroad,” he added with exuberance. India next play Sri Lanka in a three-match Test series starting from November 16.

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