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Kuldeep, Chahal have made us forget Ashwin, Jadeja says Virender Sehwag

Sahir  Usman
By Sahir Usman
September 25, 2017 • 17:49 PM View: 1092

"Team India presently seems to be as strong as Steve Waugh's or Ricky Ponting's Australian teams. The present Australian team lacks strength. I am confident Team India will win the series 5-0," the former opener added.

Asserting that bowling is the weak link for the visitors, the 'Sultan of Multan' opined that the Indians will have to be wary of Australian batsmen Steve Smith, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell.


"The Australian team does not have good bowlers except Nathan Coulter-Nile. In the batting order, we would have to remove Steve Smith, Warner and Maxwell at the earliest," Sehwag said. 

"Smith, in particular, because he always makes runs against India." 

Nathan Coulter-Nile had taken three wickets each in the first two ODIs against India. 

Sehwag, famous for his whacky comments on Twitter, heaped praise on Kohli.

"Hothon Par Hansi, Dil Me Gam Hai, Australiawale Kohli se Tang Hain (With smiles on their faces, but sad at heart, the Aussies find Kohli intimidating)," he said.

"Kohli as captain does not speak much, but his bat speaks for him. Kohli knows how to bring a game under his control, and that is why, India is on its winning streak," he added.

"Dhoni, too, knew how to bring the game under his control."

It was at Holkar Stadium in Indore, where the third ODI will be played on Sunday, that Sehwag had hit a double century (219 runs off 149 balls) against West Indies on December 8, 2011. In the same innings, he had crossed the 8,000-run mark in ODI cricket.

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