January 26, 2012

Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels stand-in captain Virender Sehwag has looked “nonchalant” so far and needs to change his attitude to motivate the demoralised Indian Team in the fourth and final Test against Australian starting on Tuesday.

With Mahendra Singh Dhoni banned for a match, the captaincy baton has been handed over to Sehwag and Akram feels the dashing opener should now be more accountable and help lift the team’s demeanour in Adelaide.

“Hope Sehwag will inject some life in the team,” Akram told espnstar.com.

“I know he hasn’t done much in the series so far, but I am expecting to see a different Sehwag at Adelaide. In the three Tests so far, he has simply stood in the slip cordon and looked very nonchalant. This attitude could change.
“As a captain, Sehwag has to be the great motivator that India have missed in the series so far. Sehwag surely has to score but he has to inspire the youngsters at the same time,” Akram said of the opener, who is among the top Indian run-getters in Adelaide.

Courtesy: Rediff Cricket

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