When Virender Sehwag came to know about his axing from newspaper

Virender Sehwag‘s glorious international career didn’t end the way it should have. After his retirement from international cricket, Sehwag has revealed his disappointment on how the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) treated his ouster from the side.. Sehwag, in a recent interview with Espncricinfo, stated that he was not even informed while he had been dropped from the national side. He said, “I hadn’t scored runs in two Tests against Australia. So, I was thinking I would get a couple of more opportunities to perform well in the last two Tests [of the series] and then get dropped if I didn’t perform. If the selectors would have given me that option to play two more Tests and then retire.” Read more on Sehwag’s retirement

He later went on to add, “Nobody called me (to inform that I was dropped) from the team management, selectors or BCCI. I got to know about it from newspaper, that hurt me then but I am fine with it now.”

During 2013, Sehwag went through a bad phase in his career failing to score a single half century in eight innings. The flamboyant cricketer then chose the domestic circuit and saw a late success, scoring 1269 runs in 20 Ranji Trophy matches including three centuries.

He also revealed that he was intending to play as a middle order batsman towards the end of his international career but the idea wasn’t supported by management.

“I told the management [about wanting to bat lower down] but they felt that I was still good enough to play as an opener and they didn’t want to take chances with the opening pair. I tried my best but could not get an opportunity in the middle order,” he said. “When I played my last series, Tendulkar was still there, Kohli and Dhoni were there. Pujara was playing as the No. 3 batsman. Tendulkar was playing at 4, Kohli at 5 and it meant that I had to bat at No. 6 after Tendulkar as you could not ask him to bat at No. 3 or 5. So, there was no chance for me to bat in the middle order,” he said.