Dhoni hails 'one-off' Sehwag's positive mindset on eve of 100th Test cap

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 05:40 hrs

India Test captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has hailed Virender Sehwag's positive mindset after the swaggering opener achieved his 100th Test cap at the second Test against England in Mumbai.

Sehwag has changed the face of Test match batting by bringing one day style batting to the longest format and flourishing.

Much like Matthew Hayden in the latter part of his career and those that have followed, such as Chris Gayle and David Warner, Sehwag has set the bar for excitement at the top of the order.

With 23 Test tons to his name, Sehwag becomes just the ninth Indian to play in a century of matches, although it does include one for the ICC World XI

"All those who have shared the dressing room with him realise that his mindset is very different. He is very positive and bats with instinct," the Daily Mirror quote Dhoni, as saying.

"It doesn't matter if the wicket is turning or seaming. He only looks to score runs. His mindset is so different that it doesn't really matter whether he is in form or not. He just keeps thinking positive," he added.

"He is someone who is very different from everyone else, who can play his shots from the very first delivery. He looks to put pressure on the bowler and it certainly becomes a bit difficult for the bowler to get back into the game," he said. (ANI)

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