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Sanjay Bangar is as cool as Gary Kirsten: Virender Sehwag

Raj Bhandari
4.28K   //    31 May 2014, 19:02 IST
Sehwag compared KXIP coach Sanjay Bangar to Gary Kirsten

Kings XI Punjab batsman Virender Sehwag has praised his team’s coach Sanjay Bangar and said that he is as cool as former India coach Gary Kirsten. Bangar, who is in the initial stages of a coaching job, has worked behind the scenes with this new look franchise which has qualified for the IPL final for the first time.

South African Kirsten has led the Indian team to the 2011 World Cup along with many other notable achievements.

In the post-match conference, Sehwag said, “Our coach Sanjay Bangar did a fantastic job. He motivated everybody. If you compare Sanjay Bangar with Gary Kirsten, he is equally good. He is as calm as Gary was.”

On his own performance, he added, “My one innings was due but when it would come I didn't know. If it came at a good time like the playoffs, you know if you don't play well you would be out of the tournament. My conscious effort was that I play well and give a good performance and try to help my team win. The performance came after a long time. Everybody was expecting when I was out of the team, everybody was hoping I would score hundred and double hundred in first class cricket but that didn't happen. When your time is not good, you can't do anything. I was doing everything right but I was not able to score runs. Today was maybe my day and I just told myself Chennai should pay for my day.”

He further added, “My technique is not that great so I have to correct it. I have to back myself, I have to believe in myself and go out there and give my 100 per cent. If I click then the other team has to pay and if I don't click then our team has to pay.”

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