Wellington:In awe of Virender Sehwag's batting, New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori on Friday said his bowlers are "fearful" of the marauding Indian opener who regulary throws their plans haywire with a swish of his willow.
Vettori said Sehwag, who struck a 36-ball (rpt 36-ball) 54 in the abandoned second one-dayer today, forced him to deviate from his plans.
"He is a great player and with great players the best laid plans can go away. That is what destructive batsmen do. They have people off their game plans," Vettori said after the match.
"I wouldn't say bowlers feel intimidated, but they are fearful of what is going to come. We are never sure what he is going to do, he is that good a player that he can hit all around the park. I suppose the bowlers run in and maybe for a second or two guess what is going to happen," he added.
Vettori said the Kiwi bowlers have to concentrate on bowling in the right areas and stop worrying about getting hit by the right-hander.
"I reckon we have got to tell ourselves that we have got to bowl in our area, and if we get hit from there we can live with that," he said.