Hilarious: Watch Virender Sehwag explaining why he sings during batting

There is never a dull moment when Virender Sehwag is around and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are bound to be a happy camp with him as their mentor in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Sehwag, who retired in October, last year, is renowned for his aggressive stroke playing. However, what amuses all is the way he approaches his game. He is often seen singing while batting and in the following video, we see him sing during a Cricket All-Stars game in 2015.

In an interview with Anjum Chopra in Punjabi, Sehwag revealed the reason on why he sings while batting. He says that he thought a lot about batting when at the crease and that had an adverse effect. Singing songs keeps his mind free and he thinks less about the kind of bowling and more on getting the lyrics right. His favourite song is Kishore Kumar’s ‘Chala Jata Hoon’, which he claims he sings quite frequently. Most of the times, he sings songs that are being played in the dressing room and when runs are not coming he sings devotional bhajans. He laughs, “Once the runs start flowing I get back to Bollywood numbers like Chitiya Kaliya.”

Sehwag has played some of biggest Test knocks. In fact, he is the only Indian with a triple hundred and he got there twice. Imagine him singing then, one could have recorded a couple of MP3 DVDs. Sehwag is a fascinating character and recently he provided a lot of entertainment with the microphone as a commentator in the ICC World T20. KXIP surely have a gala time with him around. Enjoy this video: