‘Hopefully I will get one more chance before I retire’, says Virender Sehwag

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Sehwag has not represented India in any format since March 2013

India opening batsman Virender Sehwag has announced that he is hoping to get “one more chance” to represent his country before he retires from international cricket.

Sehwag’s last ODI for India came against Pakistan in January 2013, while his most recent Test match came against Australia in March 2013.

However, Sehwag has also been struggling to score runs for Delhi in India’s domestic tournaments.

In the 10 first-class matches he has played, Sehwag has only scored 279 runs at a dismal average of 19.92.

“I am still practising [the big shots],” Sehwag told NDTV. “Everybody wants to play for India and the youngsters are playing well. They are good players and they are scoring runs but I am trying hard, I am working hard on my skills and cricket. Hopefully I will get one more chance before I retire.

“From my point of view, yes, they are playing well and doing well, so all the best to them. What I can do is I can train hard. I can go out there and play first-class matches and play club-level tournaments and try to score runs. That I can control, but I can’t control other things like selection.”

Sehwag is also hoping the Delhi Daredevils buy him back for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) season after they chose not to retain any of their players prior to the auction.

“I am going to the auction in the IPL and anybody can buy me,” he said. “If somebody will buy me and Gautam [Gambhir] is there, or some other international cricketer is there, I’ll get a chance to play along with them.

“It’s a good opportunity for the franchises, they have the option of buying big players and we are available. I am hoping the same team will buy me. Let’s see what happens in the auction.”

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