IPL 2013: Jayawardene hopes Sehwag's fire continues to light the way

The former Sri Lankan captain praised Virender Sehwag for his unbeaten knock of 95 off 57 deliveries against Mumbai Indians.

updated: April 21, 2013 20:45 IST
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New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils captain Mahela Jayawardene was effusive in his praise for Virender Sehwag and hoped that the dashing opener plays a few more innings like his brilliant 95 against Mumbai Indians here today.

"Just like any pro, Viru takes a lot of pride in performing for Delhi Daredevils. He wanted to play a great knock for the fans. I have seen how passionate he was about performing well. There is a lot of fire in his belly and I hope that he continues to do well for us in the next few games," a smiling Jayawardene told reporters at the post-match press conference.

Asked about the decisive 151-run opening stand between him and Sehwag, Jayawardene said, "We complemented each other very well. As it is Viru took a lot of pressure off me and my job was to give him more strike. His batting also allowed me to play freely and I could control the innings.

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