Sehwag blasts Randiv for no-ball on 99

Dambulla: Lashing out at Sri Lankan spinner Suraj Randiv for deliberately bowling a no-ball and depriving him of a well deserved century, India opener Virender Sehwag on Monday said such behaviour was unacceptable.

Sehwag was left stranded on 99 when Randiv bowled a no ball and the Indian batsman could not complete his century despite hitting a six during a tri-series match here.

"If there is a player on 99, it does not mean that you bowl a no-ball and give away four byes. That has no place in good cricket," Sehwag said at the post-match press conference.

Sehwag said he was sure the no-ball was bowled to deny him the century.

"Why should I look at the video, it was done deliberately. Randiv has not bowled no-balls in one-dayers also. When I was in 99 why was a no-ball bowled. It was not a small margin no-ball but one foot long. I don`t know whether the captain was consulted or someone else was consulted," he said.

Sehwag said the Lankans have done this to Sachin Tendulkar also in the past.

"Sri Lankans did it with Sachin (Tendulkar) also when he was on 99 in the Cuttack match. That happens in cricket. Bowlers try to do that when batsmen are on 99."


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