Sehwag hopes his ton will bring him back in the team

Updated: 14 January 2008 17:20 IST

Virender Sehwag reckons that his blistering 78-ball 113 in the three-day drawn game against ACT XI has earned him a recall into India's Test squad.

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Opener Virender Sehwag reckons that his blistering 78-ball 113 in the three-day drawn game against ACT XI has earned him a recall into India's Test squad.

"Hopefully, I have won back my place. It doesn't matter if I bat as an opener or a middle order, I just want to be back", a relaxed Sehwag said.

Sehwag played a swashbuckling knock of 113 off 78 balls with 18 fours and two sixes and promises to carry on the good work in Perth which has the reputation of a fiery track helpful to fast bowlers.

"Perth may have a reputation to help fast bowlers but it is also good for batsmen. You can play your shots and I had got some runs in the two one-day internationals I have played there," he said.

The Delhi dasher, the only triple centurion in Indian cricket annals, is also determined to carry the attack to the Australians, something the other two openers could not do so well in the first two Tests.

"I would like to attack (the Australian fast bowlers), go there with a positive mindset and play my shots."

In many ways, his century against the ACT XI could play a vital role in Sehwag's revival as the right-hander admitted he approached the innings with a different mindset.

"I tried to be positive in the middle. In the first innings I was trying to leave the ball but today I decided to stick to my game," he added. (With PTI Inputs)

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