Virender Sehwag says “I can never forget Anil Kumble’s favor” in T20 World Cup. Anil Kumble helped Sehwag’s return to the national team, according to Sehwag. Despite the fact that the explosive batter is having a bad season. In a video posted to his Facebook page by the swashbuckling batter. He also related the story of how he was chosen for India’s 2007-08 trip to Australia. In addition, despite his unsatisfying achievements in first-class cricket, Sehwag was selected. He said that Anil Kumble was the one who put his name forward for the important series.
Sehwag had suggested that Chopra and Gautam Gambhir should have been preferred ahead of him. It was natural considering their superlative performances in domestic matches. However, Kumble had other plans. Also, he mentioned that the veteran spinner wanted a player who could play aggressive cricket. At the top against the might Aussies in their own backyard.
“When I was traveling with him in the team going to Australia, I asked why did you pick me? You had other options. He replied that Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Karthik, Aakash Chopra, and Rahul Dravid are all players of one category. They will play 200 balls and score a century. But I need such an opener who can go to Australia and answer them, play like them,” Sehwag said.
Additionally, Sehwag said that he was battling to make runs. It is indeed in first-class cricket. When he got a call from Kumble regarding his choice. He pointed out that he had overseen to score fair 36 runs. Moreover, in around 6 domestic games. Virender Sehwag stated that he could not make it. It is to the playing eleven for the first two Test matches of the series. However, he had urged the captain to include him. Also, he felt that his bad patch had come to an end.
“Lastly, Anil Bhai told me just one thing, since you have waited so long, have a little more patience. I got a chance to play after 2 matches, I played in Perth and got off to a good start. Didn’t score much, only 20-30 runs in both innings and took 2 wickets and we won that match. But the beginning was good,” Sehwag added.