Indian Discard Virender Sehwag Opens Up About Retirement Plans

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 | 0

Explosive Indian batsman, Virender Sehwag, suffered a huge setback after being ignored by the selectors from the 30-man preliminary squad for the 2015 World Cup, slated to be held in February-March in Australia and New Zealand next year.

Sehwag, 36, was a regular opener for India until last year, before a string of slumps with the willow took a toll on his berth in the side. Furthermore, some notable performances from young legs like Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma and Murali Vijay across the formats of the sport, has seen Sehwag out of the side since March, 2013.

Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Sehwag revealed that he wishes to play cricket for “another two-three years” and that he is contented with whatever he has attained in his vocation thus far.

“You should be happy in your life. Cricketers are worried about their milestones, worried that they should score 5000-10,000 Test runs but I am not fussy. I played 100 Tests and I am still playing the game, that’s what I want to do,” he said.

“If I retire today or after two years, does it make any difference? Not in my life. Does it make a difference if I score 8000 or 10,000 runs in Test cricket? Not in anybody’s life.

“Even if I make 10,000 runs, who will be happy? Only me, maybe, because people don’t care about 8000 or 10,000 or 15,000 runs. It is about individual satisfaction.”

Away from the international arena, the Nawab of Najafgarh is currently representing Delhi at the Ranji Trophy.




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