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Virender Sehwag wants to quit T20I, says BCCI official

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01 Nov 2012, 04:25 PM
Virender Sehwag wants to quit T20 Int
Virender Sehwag wants to quit T20 Int

New Delhi: Virender Sehwag is considered as one of the most destructive batsman in international circuit and T20 format very well suits his collage of shots and style. But the explosive India opener never really managed to take the format by storm.

After his continued descending form, the 34-year-old Delhi batsman has now decided to concentrate more on Tests and ODIs instead of T20 cricket.

In his last few innings he seemed to be fighting a battle with himself every time he came to the crease.

On November 4, 2012, Sehwag will complete two years in Test cricket without a century with his last (173) coming against New Zealand on November 4, 2010 in Ahmedabad.

While talking to a national English Daily, a senior BCCI official said that Sehwag had told the board he wouldn't want to be considered for selection in T20I matches in future as he is not willing to continue playing T20I cricket.

"He has informed the board that he doesn't want to play T20 Internationals anymore and would like to concentrate on the longer versions. He cited fitness and the rigours of T20 cricket as the reason behind his decision," he said.

However, he will continue playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

When asked if being rested for the World T20 match against England and being dropped in the subsequent match against Australia was a reason behind the decision, the official rubbished it.

Sehwag faltered to perform time and again in T20s, and the flop show in the just concluded World T20 seems to have been the final nail in the coffin – where he scored mere 54 runs in three matches at an average of 18.

(JPN)

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