By CricketCountry Staff
Melbourne: Nov 28, 2011
Australia’s dashing opener David Warner said that Virender Sehwag had foreseen his debut in Test cricket.
Warner was quoted in World Wide of Sports as saying, "Sehwag watched me a couple of times in the nets. He said to me 'you'll be a better Test cricketer than you are a Twenty20 player' and I looked around to him and said 'I haven't even played a first-class game yet'.”
Warner who opens the batting with Sehwag for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils said the Indian opener gave him a lot of valuable tips during the IPL.
He said, "But he said 'all the fielders are around the bat. The ball is there in your zone and you're going to hit it. You will have ample opportunity to score runs; you still have to respect the good ball but you have to punish the ball you are always going to punish'.
"He thinks it's exactly like one-day cricket or Twenty20 cricket with your zones and he's still going to back himself to hit his areas and that's what he does."