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Sehwag hopeful of making the cut in Perth Test

cricket Updated: Jan 12, 2008 10:00 IST
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After hitting an explosive hundred against the ACT XI, Virender Sehwag was hoping a recall to the Indian Test team.

"I can think of (playing in) Perth now. I have played there before. That is a good pitch with good bounce. Batsmen can go for shots there," Sehwag said.

The flamboyant opener said concentration was the key to his performance on Saturday.

"The idea was to focus on the session. I knew if my mind get focus, I will get back my shots. I thought of nothing but the concentration.

"Earlier I was thinking that something is wrong with my foot-work, worked on it, but nothing happened, so I just wanted to concentrate," Sehwag said after a sparkling innings of 113 runs, which he dedicated to his late father.

Sehwag, who last played a Test in January 2007 against South Africa, said warming the benches never pleased him.

"Yes I was disappointing sitting out. Both Yuvraj and (Wasim) Jaffer were playing well and it was really challenging sitting out.

"But I am happy that there is competition in the team and now I am waiting for my chance," he said.