Former Indian captain and legend Sourav Ganguly has advised the BCCI to give Virender Sehwag a fitting farewell. Sehwag recently announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket and the IPL. Ganguly feels that a player of Sehwag’s caliber, who has contributed a lot to the success of Indian cricket, deserves a grand farewell. The Prince of Kolkata also felt that Sehwag should be officially felicitated in India colors during the fifth ODI against South Africa in Mumbai.
“I would have loved to see him on the field while bidding adieu. I urge the BCCI to accord a fitting farewell to this extraordinarily gifted cricketer. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to felicitate Viru in India colours during the Mumbai ODI,” Ganguly suggested. With Ganguly taking over as the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), one might easily witness his suggestion turning into reality.
Sehwag and Ganguly both share a special bond as the latter often backed the swashbuckling opener, even in circumstances of poor form. Sehwag too thanked Ganguly after his retirement and said that he was a successful cricketer only because of the latter’s backing and continuous support.
Ganguly went on to narrate a funny episode about Virender Sehwag. “I will never forget the NatWest Trophy final. When the two of us were walking out to chase England’s 325, Sehwag was whistling. I was tense and told him to focus on the task. He told me, ‘Captain, we will win this game’!”