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‘So much to learn from Sehwag’

Calcutta: Kings XI Punjab batsman David Miller wants to imbibe the “courage of conviction” from his new teammate and hero Virender Sehwag while sharing the dressing room with the veteran cricketer in the ongoing IPL VII.

“I am doing it gradually. He (Sehwag) has been one of my heroes and there’s so much one can learn from him. One thing I would really like to imbibe from him is his courage of conviction,” Miller told iplt20.com after playing a key role in KXIP’s incredible six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings, in Abu Dhabi, on Friday.

“Over the years, he has been so consistent with the way he approaches his game and prepares for it. He has such strong self-belief that it doesn’t matter what anyone says about his game. He has achieved greatness on his own terms,” Miller said about Sehwag.

Miller played the second fiddle with an unbeaten 54 off 37 balls, while Glenn Maxwell struck a blistering 95 off 43 deliveries to lead KXIP to an exhilarating win while chasing down a mammoth 205. “Oh, yes! It was a huge target, but the way Maxwell played was unbelievable. It was thrilling to watch,” Miller said.

KXIP underwent a substantial overhaul in their team composition this year. There is a whole bunch of young cricketers in the dressing room in Maxwell and Cheteshwar Pujara along with Miller himself and Shaun Marsh.