Originally Posted by Prince EWS
Sehwag's problem was his lack of footwork this time though, in a way. Watching him bat it was obvious - now that doesn't mean he needs to move his feet to succeed or that he should be working on that; it just means that whatever he used to do to get around the "problem" just wasn't happening for him. The reason he tried to flail it over cover was the fact that he was completely off balance and had no idea where the ball was in relation to his body, his bat and the stumps. It was poor footwork 101.
Moving your feet in itself gives you few immediate advantages, but the reason we do it is to help us stay balanced at the crease, transfer our weight properly and give ourselves control over our shots. Sehwag has usually managed to do most of that without any foot movement for whatever reason - some people have pointed to how still his head is, others to how few triggers he has, others merely to his eye - but whatever it actually is, it just wasn't happening for him, so his poor footwork cost him.
Yeah agree totally with this, and have tried to say the same in the report.
Sehwag can get away with no footwork because he generally has exceptional balance and weight, however he does it.
Once he has balance problems then he's in trouble because he doesnt have the feet to make up for it.