Hayden is convinced that Sehwag will bounce back and regain his spot on the Test roster
Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden believes that it will only be a matter of time before India opener Virender Sehwag regains his spot on the Test roster, after having been dropped halfway through the recently concluded four-Test series against Australia, since he is too good of a player to stay down for long.
Sehwag only managed to score 27 runs in three innings against Australia and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, along with the national selectors made the tough choice of dropping him.
“He may be out of form, but as they say ‘form is temporary, class is permanent’ and I believe Sehwag is in that list,” Hayden told NDTV. “I will be very surprised if Sehwag does not work his way back into the side.”
Sehwag has also managed to score only one century in the past two years and Hayden agreed with the difficult decision Dhoni and the national selectors took and added that he would have done the same if he were in Dhoni’s shoes.
“MS Dhoni is one captain who believes in his players,” Hayden said. “Sometimes, though one needs to take hard decisions. Having said that, Sehwag is one of those players I would love to pay to see him playing.”