Bangalore: Feb 19, 2013
Indian opener Virender Sehwag will be seen wearing spectacles when he steps in to bat at the first Test against Australia starting February 22.
The attacking opener is looking to improve his hand-eye co-ordination and hopes to sight the ball better. The batsman is getting used to this practice by wearing the spectacles all through the training session.
“Sehwag will bat with his spectacles. He is getting used to them in the camp and is following his doctor’s advice. Later on, he may go in for contact lenses just like Sourav Ganguly did,” a source from the Team management was quoted as saying by Mid Day.
The Nawab of Delhi has had a quiet run with bat in recent times. He was also dropped from the recent ODI series against England. However, Chennai might turn out to be the best bet for the opener to make a strong comeback. He has scored 708 runs in the five Tests he has played so far at an average of 101.14 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. One of the centuries he scored at this venue was against Australia back in 2004.
First Published: February 19, 2013, 12:18 pm