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99 per cent sure India winning WT20: Sehwag

Former opener Virender Sehwag feels India remain overwhelming favourites to win the World Twenty20 title and showered praise on Virat Kohli, saying that even his kids can’t move away from the TV set when the batting star is at the crease.

“I had picked India, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies before the start of the tournament. I still feel that way, with India winning the title 99 percent. Okay, they lost to New Zealand in Nagpur but the same thing happened in 2011 (when India lost to South Africa in Nagpur) and we went on to the win the World Cup,” Sehwag told ‘NDTV’.

India’s next match is against Bangladesh on March 23 and Sehwag sees the hosts winning it comfortably. Talking about India’s win against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens, the former opener richly praised the team’s batting mainstay Kohli.

“The way Kohli is batting at the moment is amazing. It is difficult to take your eyes off the TV when he is batting.

Even my kids want to see him bat,” said Sehwag after being reminded of his witty one-liners while commentating on the Indo-Pak clash.

He had quipped during commentary that “Pakistan ko goli se nahi Kohli se dar lagta hain (Pakistan don’t fear bullets, they fear Kohli)”. 
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