Miller will pick Sehwag's brain during IPL

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Kings XI Punjab batsman David Miller, who scored an unbeaten half ton to help his side chase down a 200-plus score on Friday, says he will be learning as much as he can from team mate and India legend Virender Sehwag.

Kings XI Punjab batsman David Miller, who scored an unbeaten half ton to help his side chase down a 200-plus score on Friday, says he will be learning as much as he can from team mate and India legend Virender Sehwag.

South Africa's Miller hit 54 not out, in conjunction with Glenn Maxwell's 95, as the Kings beat Chennai by six wickets, chasing the 206 required with seven balls to spare. While Sehwag only made 19, Miller was determined to absorb his 'courage'.

Miller told the KXIP website: "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.

"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."

With George Bailey the new skipper, and a number of new faces in the squad, Miller said it was a different but still exciting atmosphere in the dressing room: "It has been a big change from the last year.

"Many new players have come in and we also have a new captain. We have gotten to know each other and will come closer as time goes. It is very exciting to have the new guys to share the dressing room with."

When asked if the glut of youngsters made a difference, he added: "I think so. They say that youth brings fearlessness and enterprising qualities into a team. I think we saw a glimpse of that in the way we pulled off the tough chase.

"It is easier to bond with guys your age, but having said that, we also have players like Sehwag and (George) Bailey, who bring knowledge and experience with them."

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