Low confidence leads to final blues: Sehwag

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Virender Sehwag admitted that "lack of confidence" could be one of the reasons for the Indian team's string of defeats in the finals.

New Delhi: Virender Sehwag today admitted that "lack of confidence" could be one of the reasons for the Indian team's string of defeats in the finals of one-day tournaments. But he insisted that the problem was not big enough to warrant the help of a psychologist. "Yes, you can say there is some lack of confidence going into the final. But it a very minor issue and everything will change once one result goes our way," Sehwag told reporters. Asked whether India should have a session with Australian psychologist Sandy Gordan every time before a final of a tournament, the 25-year-old replied in negative. "I don't think we need it. We have four or five senior players who know everything about the game and they discuss the issues with the players. Also there is coach John Wright to help us out. Most of the times we are unlucky that things don't go our way," he added. India have lost 11 out of 14 finals in one-day tournaments involving three or more teams under Sourav Ganguly's captaincy. On India's chances in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy and the tri-series in Holland, Sehwag said the team was all geared up to give its 100 per cent and win the tournaments. The Delhi batsman once again voiced his preference for a middle-order spot but said he would continue to play as an opener till the team wanted him there. (PTI)
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