By CricketCountry Staff
Mumbai: Dec 9, 2011
AN Sharma, the former coach of explosive batsman Virender Sehwag is eagerly waiting for his lad’s phone call after he created world record of highest individual score in one-day cricket on Thursday at Indore.
"I am speechless. I'm in seventh heaven. I am eagerly waiting Viru's phone call," Sharma told MiD DAY.
Sharma said Sehwag had a rough patch after the World Cup when he suffered shoulder injury, and had a tough time in England.
"That was a very hard phase for Viru. He used to get very frustrated at times, but I advised him not to worry and only concentrate on his game. I knew that he will score a big ton soon and I am glad he did that in Indore," said Sharma.
Sehwag’s coach said he advised the Indian opener to not to get very aggressive.
"He called me after the Test series and I advised him not to attempt too many boundaries in an over. 'Just hang in there and the runs will flow automatically,' I said.
In his response, Sehwag said, “Sir, when I hit three boundaries in an over I find it easy to score the fourth one too. In fact, I get stamina to hit the ball outside the ground.”
Sharma said Sehwag is the right man to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record. "Viru idolises Tendulkar and there isn't a better man to break the record than Viru," said the coach.