Sehwag explained his reason to give the final two overs to Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli to bowl and also commented on the fitness status of a few other players. He also explained as to why Ravindra Jadeja came above Parthiv Patel in the batting line-up.
"Since Vinay Kumar pulled his hamstring, that's why I turned to Raina and Kohli. Patel will not play the next game. It was good for Jadeja to bat, we wanted him to bat 15-16 overs since he would be playing again. Zaheer is feeling some strain in the calf. Praveen is fully fit though," he said.
"Umesh bowled brilliantly against the West Indies. He also bowled in Tests. We need some time for bowlers to get used to," said Sehwag defending his bowlers who conceded 289 runs to the Lankans.
Sehwag said the rotation policy could allow youngsters to play more and more matches.