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Having Sehwag, Gambhir and Zaheer in the team inspires us: Bhargav Bhatt

Press Trust of India
Oct 03, 2013 at 09:18am IST

Shimoga: Left-arm spinner Bharghav Bhatt, who picked up three wickets on Wednesday, said it was imperative for them to polish off the West Indies tail to be in advantageous position in the second unofficial Test.

West Indies A, which won the first Test against India A, were 283 for six at the end of day one.

"My team still needs to take last four wicket to get hold of the match," Bhatt said.

Having Sehwag, Gambhir and Zaheer in the team inspires us: Bhargav Bhatt

On playing alongside with Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan, Bhatt said their presence was a confidence booster for youngsters. (Getty Images)

Bhatt said though the pitch was on the slower side, the bowlers got success as they played out of the skins.

On playing alongside with Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan, Bhatt said their presence was a confidence booster for youngsters.

"They bring our confidence level to an extent from where we are able to perform well for the country," he added.

Praising Sehwag for giving him tips, Bhatt said the Delhi batsman advised him to focus on his bowling, not big players.

West Indies batsman Assad Fudadin, who scored 63, said they aim to put on board close to 400 runs by building partnerships on the second say.

"We could have gone on with four wickets and would have been in a better position. I think we lost two wickets too many," he said.

On his 117-run partnership with Kraigg Brathwaite, Fudadin said it came off at the right time as West Indies were 98 for three.

"We lost three wickets and obviously the team needed to bat as long as possible and build a partnership. I enjoy batting with him," he said.

Fudadin said it is a slow pitch and batsmen need to play themselves in. "They have to be patient," he added.

On getting upset over umpire Suresh Shastri's LBW decision against him, Fudadin said he was a bit annoyed.

"Normally when you get out, you become angry. Obviously I didn't want to get out at that point."

Asked whether he had any plans for Zaheer, Fudadin said it was necessary for him to stay focused when he is facing Mumbai pacer. "He has a delivery which comes back. I have to be focused. He is a good bowler," he added.

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