Virender Sehwag was the first to busy in Indian Premier League promotional events. Sehwag was not inclined to talk on his team’s recent showing in Australia and Bangladesh, but eventually conceded that performing abroad had become tougher in recent years even for the best teams.
Virender Sehwag said, Every team goes through such phases. Australians have not been an exception. England lost 0-3 in Pakistan. There is always a home advantage, and every team is exploiting that now. I think our time will come, and results will change for Indian cricket too.
The IPL thrives on young blood, but Sehwag insisted that age had little to do with performance, before dismissing talk of the seniors’ impending retirement. As long as the player is enjoying, performing and winning games, he should be allowed to continue.
Sehwag said, It’s up to the individual. Nobody can force them to retire. Cricket is not like a government job where retirement age is fixed at 60. A cricketer can retire at 30 or 60; it’s up to the player. (Sanath) Jayasuriya played till 42.
Sehwag admitted that he regrets missing the celebrations of Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th international century, having waited for the milestone for more than 12 months.
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