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I am a Sehwag fan: Desmond Haynes

July 05, 2010 16:23 IST

Former West Indies opener Desmond Haynes has conceded that he is a big fan of Virender Sehwag and said he hardly misses an opportunity to watch the dashing Indian right-hander in action.

"I am a Sehwag fan. If he is batting anywhere I make sure to watch him," Haynes said.

Haynes also issued some word of advice to Sehwag, who according to him "has the ability to take any bowler to the park".

"Sehwag should now realise that every one will bowl very close to his body and hence he should practice to play more shots off his body," the West Indian, who is in Dubai to conduct a coaching clinic, told Gulf News.

Haynes, who along with Gordon Greenidge formed a lethal opening combination for the West Indies during the 1980s, also praised Yuvraj Singh and said he was happy to see the left-hander's return to the Indian Test side.

"Another exciting player for me is Yuvraj Singh and I am glad he is being given the opportunity again to play Test series against Sri Lanka," he said.

Haynes, who reckons Sunil Gavaskar as the "best opener the world has ever seen", said among the bowlers he faced Kiwi legend Richard Hadlee was the most fearsome.

"There are guys who could bowl at 100 miles an hour but they don't make you play every delivery. Hadlee is one who is always at you all the time and makes you defend your wicket all the time," he said.

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