New Delhi: Delhiite Virender Sehwag should know about Ferozeshah Kotla more than anyone else in contemporary cricket. The stand-in captain’s remark after clinching the five-match series against Sri Lanka 3-1, winning the fourth match at the Eden Gardens, was telling.

“We wanted to finish off the series here as I am uncertain about the nature of the Kotla pitch. We were keen on winning here on a good wicket since we don’t know what kind of wicket we will get in Delhi,” said Sehwag on Thursday, after the match on the eve of Christmas.

Sehwag’s words proved prophetic, though even he would not have expected the turn of events at the Kotla Sunday.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not sure either of the pitch quality on Saturday when he said that the wicket was “unpredictable”. Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara refused to take a call on the wicket.

The track had been re-laid more than once and it came in for criticism. — IANS

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