He does not lose sleep before a match, he does not worry about the pitch -- Virender Sehwag just hums Sai Baba bhajans and Kishore Kumar songs till the bowler is about to deliver the ball.
Here is the dashing opener's simple formula for success in his own words: "I want my mind to be absolutely free while facing up to a bowler. I try to hum songs, Sai Baba bhajans and Kishore Kumar songs, especially those pictured on Amitabh Bachchan till the bowler is about to deliver."
"I then tell myself: watch it. I try to sing songs as perfectly as possible in order to keep my mind completely uncluttered," he told PTI in an interview in New Delhi.
Excerpts from an interview:
Q: When you look back, do you fret about why you went for a six when you were on 294 in Multan?
A: I never look back. I have never looked back on that innings. What is gone is gone, it's over.
Q: Surely a triple century ought to mean something. Not one but 2 triple centuries?
A: They don't. Surely not as much as winning a match for your team. All of us play to win. Nothing is more thrilling than winning a match for your team.