Axe from India team made me change my game: Sehwag

Virender Sehwag practices ahead of India’s World Cup match against Bangladesh on Saturday

Mumbai: Feb 18, 2011

By CricketCountry Staff

Indian opener Virender Sehwag revealed that he changed was forced to make changes to the after facing the axe from the Indian team four years ago.

Responding to a query about ‘Change the Game moment’ in his career the swashbuckling batsman felt that the change has paid him rich dividend.

“When I got dropped from the team in 2007, nobody expected the selectors to drop me but they did because of poor form. That’s when I changed my game both in terms of thinking and playing style. I started thinking on how to make my way back into the team,” Sehwag was quoted as saying in a media release.

“I got a chance and that’s when I proved myself again; I saved a test match for India when I scored 150 not out in Adelaide against Australia. “I had just scored 20 runs in 2 hours…can you imagine Sehwag scoring 20 runs in two hours? That was not how I played, but I changed my game just to save the Test match,” he pointed out.

Sehwag, who was dropped in early 2007 from the ODI squad and later from the Test team too before storming his way back into the team, mentions improvisation as the key to his altered game.

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