Virender Sehwag has professed his disappointment for not getting bought by Delhi Daredevils at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. He had played for Daredevils since the inaugural edition of the tournament. Sehwag, one of the top run-makers in IPL has not been in shape since past two years, but he is not giving way to use this tournament to establish him in front of the national team selectors and the squad management.
Delhi daredevils did not utilize their right-to-match card to take back this symbolic player of their team during the auction in February. Subsequently, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for a bargain value of INR 3.2 crore at the vendue.
He stated his disappointment because he had been attached to them for a vast period of six years. “I’m ok with the decision because buying Sehwag is a professional choice not personally. Daredevils intended to form the brigade with new players. Yes, I’m a bit let down as I’ve been attached to them for six years and I became an icon player, but things happened and things changed.”
Sehwag’s performance during the Ranji tournament was not up to his floor. He could handle just one half century in seven matches. He played 13 innings and scored only 234 runs with an average of 19.50 and he got only 56 as the highest score. During Vijay Hazare trophy he has failed to construct a high score once again. He did only 25 runs in two matches for Delhi. “The season didn’t prove good for me. I could not score big as we played on green wickets and dump pitches. I could manage only one half century in seven matches and that is frustrating for me.” He accepted.
Sehwag still has hopes as IPL season 7 is going to offer him a second fortune. “You’ve to go on struggling. I keep hoping that the next match I’m going to play will bring me a good score. I just hope that IPL this season will be good for me.” He said.
Though he does not desire to play IPL to prove him in front of the selectors, he only wants to work for himself. “I don’t have to show to anybody because it is time to play for Virender Sehwag or for Kings XI Punjab,” he stated. “If I perform well people will catch and discuss my name one time again. Only if I start with this mentality that I present to the selectors and management then I don’t believe I will be able to do. And so I will be putting pressure on myself. I played enough matches to prove (what I can do) to the masses, to the creation. It is time to stop feeling sorry for myself. It is time to take on the IPL as well. My task is to acquire the games for my franchise.”
Sehwag believes that his explosive approach towards the game is not harming his performances. “Style doesn’t matter. What matters is how I use my all experiences to score runs and how I weigh up my performance level, in what kind of wicket I’m batting on and most important how I manage to make things fall into places once again.” He stated.
“I’ll run into a ball that I’m playing in a manner that I’m following since last 15 years.” He replied in an interview to ESPNcricinfo.
He had found a problem with his eyesight during a Test against Australia. When he conferred with a couple of doctors he has gone.5 powers, which are cylindrical. But he said that he’s fine today and ready for the IPL this year.
The critics have already begun to conclude around the end of this 35-year-old cricketer’s international cricket career.
But Sehwag does not require to focus on what others say. “I keep praying that we will get along well and India wins the games rather than be cared about myself,” he pronounced. “At the close of the day, India winning is what matters rather than being concerned about who should play.”