Virender Sehwag hopes for a turnaround in upcoming tri-series

Virender Sehwag had an ordinary series with the bat scoring 198 runs in four Test at an average of 24.75 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Adelaide: Jan 28, 2012

India s stand-in skipper for the Adelaide Test, Virender Sehwag expressed on Saturday that his side will perform well in the upcoming tri-series also involving Sri Lanka, saying they are still world champions.

“We are still the world champions,” Sehwag said.

“Tests are different from ODIs. Australians were better and so they won the series but we care about our performance as well,” he told reporters after the match.

India were crushed in the fourth Test by 298 runs as Australia registered a series clean sweep over India on Saturday. Chasing 500 runs to win, India were bundled out for 201 on the fifth day morning.

Indian captain Sehwag was the top-scorer in the chase, slamming 62 runs off 53 balls with the help of 12 boundaries.