Sidelined Indian batsman Virender Sehwag has ruled out the possibility of retiring from cricket from international cricket from the next two years.
Sehwag, who was not included in the squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, went through a very longish bad patch and he has been struggling to make a comeback to the national squad. The right-handed batsman said he was still keen to play competitive cricket and has no imminent plans of quitting the game.
“I am still playing. And till the time I continue to play, I am not thinking about anything else. I will not consider quitting till I have the desire to play,” Virender Sehwag said at a press conference, after being unveiled as a judge of cricket commentary for a radio channel here on Monday.
“No. I am not thinking about retiring. At least not for the next two years. Am only thinking about my game at the moment,” Sehwag added.
Virender Sehwag also spoke about India’s chances at the World Cup 2015. Sehwag wished luck to the team selected for defending the World Cup, saying it has got a strong chance of reaching the semi-finals.
“No effect on current form would fall in the World Cup, especially for batsmen. The team would try to produce their best irrespective of the form. In the 2003 Cup in South Africa, not many gave us a fighting chance of playing well, but we managed to reach the final. We are still the defending champions. In cricket up and down in form happens. The players don’t worry about it too much. They focus on their performance because they need to play well even after the World Cup to remain in the team,” Sehwag said.
Virender Sehwag was among five integral players of the 2011 winning team who were dropped from the 30-member preliminary squad for this year’s edition starting on February 14.
Sehwag will play for Kings XI Punjab in the 8th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). This news has come as a big surprise for the massive army of Virender Sehwag fans. Sehwag has made a comeback in the Ranji Trophy by scoring quick runs and hundreds, along with his Delhi teammate Gautam Gambhir. Although, many believe Sehwag will never be able to return to international cricket, Sehwag is very hopeful of making a comeback and play cricket for at least two more years.
By The Cricket Lounge