New Delhi: As he led Delhi Daredevils to a dominating win against Mumbai Indians with a blistering 73, Virender Sehwag on Friday said that he is in prime form and it is his team's strategy that either he or Mahela Jayawaredene stays at the crease at least till the 15th over.
I have scored about 150 runs in the last three games, so yes, I am in prime form, Sehwag, who was also Man-of-the-Match, said.
Sehwag is only the third player in the history of IPL to score three consecutive half-centuries. Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis are the other two.
Sehwag and Jayawardene rattled up 135 runs for the first wicket in 13.1 overs to lay the foundation for the comprehensive win.
We discussed in the team meetings that one of me and Mahela has to stay until the 15th over, today both of us did and we had a very good partnership, Sehwag said.
Sehwag also said he has asked his players to just focus on process and not the result and that's key to their success as they sit on top of the table.
Mumbai skipper Harbhajan Singh said Delhi outplayed them. We didn't get the result we were looking for. Delhi played fantastic, they batted too well. Credit goes to Delhi, they outplayed us, he said.
Harbhajan also said there was a risk in asking Delhi to bat but he took the gamble. They like to chase, With their batting line-up, they can chase down any total. We did not bowl good enough to restrict them to under 170, he said.
Asked since he has seen so much Sehwag, what else he could have done to stop Sehwag, Harbhajan said,You can only wish that he misses the ball and gets out.