Former flamboyant Indian opener Virender Sehwag continues to remain in the news despite retiring from all forms of international cricket. Sehwag, who featured in the All Stars League in November, is set to participate in the Masters Cricket League and will be leading, as well as mentoring the Gemini Arabians in the tournament. The tournament is set to be played in UAE and commences on the 28th of January.
In a recent media interaction, Sehwag spoke about warming up for the challenge and gearing for the mega event, which will feature a flurry of retired stars. “Every format has a different role,” Sehwag said. “If you play Test matches and then switch to T20s immediately it is difficult but if you play Tests, followed by ODIs and then T20s I think it is easier,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what format you are playing or what colour the ball is, cricket remains the same. It’s how you go about playing the game.” “Look at David Warner he just plays all the formats in the same manner and is successful. So whether it’s the white ball or coloured ball as a batsman one has to adapt,” he said.
The batting legend said that the league was an ideal opportunity for players to extend their careers and still enjoy the game at a competitive level. “It is a great opportunity for players like us to extend our careers once we have retired from international cricket and use the opportunity to show our talent. It gives them a chance to extend their careers and I am lucky to be a part of it.” “I’m sure people will want to come and watch. To be able to watch Saqlain Mushtaq bowling, or watch me batting, or watch other legends, it is very exciting.”
“My role as Team Director will be to ensure that the players arrive on time and the practice facilities are available to them. My role is also to look after the team, make sure that bowlers are provided if some player wants extra hits in the nets. I have to plan team strategies and discussions first with the team owners and later with the players,” Sehwag said.
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