Just didn’t score enough: Sehwag
Adelaide, Jan 28: India struggled to match Australia’s verve throughout the four Tests, eventually losing the series 4-0. The home side’s constant pressure and disciplined approached didn’t allow the visitors to cut loose at any point even as India’s inability to bat consistently resulted in a debacle Down Under. Indian vice-captain Virender Sehwag conceded the Indian batsmen needed to perform at a high level consistently in a brief chat with the TV channel at the end of the fourth Test.
On the 4-0 series whitewash
I think on any overseas tour our batting is very important; we’ve come here twice before and won two Test matches in which many of our batsmen scored centuries, a few even scored double hundreds. So it’s always tough for our batsmen. Our bowlers have given a good performance, especially the way Zaheer [Khan], Umesh Yadav and Ishant [Sharma] bowled – even [Ravichandran] Ashwin, he took a lot of wickets here. I think we are lacking in our batting.
On not being able to compete with the Aussies
It’s important to win days, only then can one win Test matches. Looking back at the series, I feel our batting failed; we couldn’t give a good start, even our middle order didn’t perform. What we’ve learned from this series is that our batsmen need to be in form during overseas tours. At least a couple of batsmen need to score big so that we can cross the 400-run mark. We just couldn’t score enough runs in this series.