Times Now claims that Virender Sehwag was forced into retirement without getting a chance to play a farewell Test match. It says that Virender Sehwag had requested for a farewell Test match but BCCI denied it, forcing Virender Sehwag to retire without playing a farewell Test.
Times Now claims that this information has been leaked by the BCCI officials.
Today,Sehwag retired from all forms of International cricket as well as the IPL. He is the only Indian cricketer to have scored triple century in Test cricket, having done it twice against Pakistan and South Africa.
In his 104 Test matches, he scored 8586 runs, and is currently the 5th most run getter for India in Tests. In ODIs, he scored 8273 runs, including a double century. In the 19 T20s he played, he scored 394 runs. He was popularly known as ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ in the Indian team.
If the fact that he wasn’t given a farewell Test is correct, this is surely wrong on the part of BCCI.
Some of the tweets:
If SA could bring on Ntini and hand him a farewell match, I thing both Sehwag and Zaheer deserves much better. Shame on u BCCI
— crickBC (@crickBC) October 20, 2015
Something has died in me today..the greatest ever Indian batsman has retired widout a farewell..Dhoni,u r a great finisher #VirenderSehwag
— rajeev gupta (@rrajiv33) October 20, 2015
#VirenderSehwag announces retirement. Reason I started watching cricket and hoped for a farewell series before retirement. Will miss you!
— Tarun Gupta (@NIL_lionaire) October 19, 2015