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I changed my game after being axed from team: Sehwag

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Mumbai, Feb 18 (PTI) Indian opener Virender Sehwag hasconceded that his axing from the Indian team four years agoforced him to look inwards and make changes in his game whicheventually paid him rich dividends.

"When I got dropped from the team in 2007, nobodyexpected the selectors to drop me but they did because of poorform. That''s when I changed my game both in terms of thinkingand playing style. I started thinking on how to make my wayback into the team," Sehwag was quoted as saying in a mediarelease.

The swashbuckling batsman, who very nearly scored a Testtriple ton in a single day''s play after his comeback, wasresponding to a query about ''Change the Game moment'' in hiscareer as part of soft drinks major Pepsi''s World Cupcampaign.

"I got a chance and that''s when I proved myself again; Isaved a test match for India when I scored 150 not out inAdelaide against Australia.

"I had just scored 20 runs in 2 hours...can you imagineSehwag scoring 20 runs in two hours? That was not how Iplayed, but I changed my game just to save the Test match," hepointed out.

Sehwag, who was dropped in early 2007 from the ODI squadand later from the Test team too before storming his way backinto the team, mentions improvisation as the key to hisaltered game. (More) PTI SSR VKV PM

Story first published: Friday, February 18, 2011, 14:30 [IST]
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