"When I was growing up, I played a lot of 10- and 12-over games, I would bat in middle order. I got only 10-odd balls to face and I tried to score as much as I could. I applied the same approach in domestic and international cricket and people were appreciating my strike rate being more than 80 or 90 in Test cricket," Sehwag said when asked if his approach changed how batsmen opened the innings in a fundamental way.


     
"I was just playing my game and not thinking that I have to score quickly or do something different except when I joined the team and wanted to bat like Tendulkar. I realized
there could be only one Tendulkar and I changed my stance and back lift. I realized I should change my game and I did it. After that, I was playing with my own technique," he said.
     
Sehwag, now 37, last played for India in 2013 after scoring 8586 runs from 104 Tests and 8273 runs from 251 ODIs. Asked if there was only one Sehwag as well, he said, "Yes, because of my mindset and the impact I had on the team but there was only one Tendulkar”.

 

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