New Delhi, Online Desk. Virender Sehwag, the former explosive opener of the Indian cricket team, has once again left the talk of his retirement. The veteran told how he was hurt when Mahendra Singh Dhoni was dropped from the ODI playing XI during the tour of Australia. He was so hurt that he was going to say goodbye to this format but one of his seniors from the team stopped him from doing so.
Virender Sehwag said, “In 2008, when we were in Australia, the question of retirement came in my mind. I came back in the Test series and scored 150 runs. In ODIs, I failed to score runs in three or four matches. Because of the reason MS Dhoni dropped me from the playing XI, then the thought of quitting ODI cricket came to my mind. I thought now I will continue to play only in Test cricket.
Virender Sehwag returned to Team India and also became part of the ODI World Cup winning team
This year has been extremely difficult for this veteran. He himself told how he turned to domestic cricket after being dropped from the Test team. Here too, his bat did not get runs, but then Virender Sehwag returned to Team India on the strength of hard work. And also became part of the ODI World Cup winning team.
Sachin stopped from announcing retirement from ODI cricket after Australia tour
Virender Sehwag also revealed that it was Sachin who stopped him from announcing his retirement from ODI cricket after the Australia tour. Virender Sehwag said, “Sachin Tendulkar stopped me at that time. He stopped me and said that this is a bad phase of life. Just wait a little, go home after the tour, think well. And then decide whether you should go ahead.” What to do? It’s a matter of luck that I didn’t announce my retirement then.”