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I don't try to match Sehwag: Gambhir

Opening the innings with Virender Sehwag has its own peril since the right-hander makes batting look ridiculously easy but Gautam Gambhir believes he still manages to hold his own because he doesn't try to match his partner shot by shot.

cricket Updated: Jan 02, 2010 17:11 IST

Opening the innings with Virender Sehwag has its own peril since the right-hander makes batting look ridiculously easy but Gautam Gambhir believes he still manages to hold his own because he doesn't try to match his partner shot by shot.

In an interview with PTI before leaving for the tri-series in Bangladesh, Gambhir shared his batting philosophy which revolves around his own strength, rather than his partner's influence. "I just try to be myself. I know areas where I'm strong at and play accordingly, rather than thinking what Sehwag is doing at the other end," Gambhir said. "I have my own game, I have my own style. One good thing that happened with me is that I came to know my game much early in my career. I know my strength and I play according to it. That's what I always try to do, rather than going out of my comfort zone. "I don't try things I cannot do. You cannot take challenges which you are not upto," he explained.

In recent times, Gambhir has evolved from just another swashbuckler from the Delhi stable to a batsman for all seasons and even though he has to vacate the opener's slot in ODIs for Sachin Tendulkar, Gambhir said he relished the challenge of batting at number three which allows him to prove his versatility.