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Sidhu believes Sehwag is far from finished
Former India batsman Navjot Singh Sidhu has lashed out against ex-England captain Geoffrey Boycott over his comments about opener Virender Sehwag never representing the country again.
Sidhu, who came to Sehwag’s defence, believes Sehwag is far from finished and is still a huge asset to India, despite his poor run of form with the bat as of late.
“Sehwag is a phenomena,” Sidhu said. “He is a miracle. Nothing is over. Sehwag is an institution. Which opener used to bat at number seven and became an opener and made 2500 with an average of 50.
“Sehwag is an impact player. Match winner, I don’t think he is finished. He has got another couple of years left in him. If he has the desire, he can put the world on his side. He has the ability.”
Since April 2012, Sehwag has represented India in eight Test matches and scored just 408 runs at an average of 31.38 with 117 being his top score and the only century he has made from then till now.
In the same period of time, Sehwag also played six ODIs, where he fared no better, scoring only 183 runs at an average of 30.50.
The flamboyant opener was recently dropped for the ODI series against England at the beginning of the year and has continued to be snubbed by the national selectors as they did not include him in India’s Champions Trophy squad.