Virender Sehwag says Kings XI Punjab Coach Sanjay Bangar as Cool as Gary Kirsten

Virender Sehwag plundered 122 off 58 balls to help Kings XI Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings by 24 runs and reach their final in IPL.

updated: May 31, 2014 13:22 IST
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Mumbai: After Kings XI Punjab stormed into their first IPL final riding on Virender Sehwag's century, the opener compared coach Sanjay Bangar to former India coach Gary Kirsten, who was in charge when the team triumphed in the 2011 World Cup. (KXIP vs CSK: As it Happened)

"Our coach Sanjay Bangar did a fantastic job. He motivated everybody. If you compare Sanjay Bangar with Gary Kirsten, he is equally good. He is as calm as Gary was," Sehwag said at the post-match conference. (Match Report)

The 35-year old cracked a brilliant 58-ball 122 last night, which helped Kings XI Punjab post a mammoth 226 against Chennai Super Kings and Sehwag said his one big knock was due for a long time. (How Sehwag fulfilled his son's dream)

"My one innings was due but when it would come I didn't know. If it came at a good time like the playoffs, you know if you don't play well you would be out of the tournament. My conscious effort was that I play well and give a good performance and try to help my team win," he said. (MS Dhoni Takes Sarcastic Jibe At CSK Bowlers)

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