Nobody can force a cricketer to retire: Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag said its not a government job where you have to retire at 60. A cricketer can retire at 30 or 60, it’s up to the player AFP

New Delhi: Mar 21, 2012

Post India s debacle in Australia, calls for senior players to retire are getting louder but Virender Sehwag said nobody can force a cricketer to retire.

Rahul Dravid had recently announced his retirement from international cricket.

“I will continue to play as long as I am enjoying the game, contributing to the team, winning games for my country.

“Nobody can force a player to retire,” he said.

“It’s not like a job, government job where you have to retire at 60. A cricketer can retire at 30 or 60, it’s up to the player. Sanath Jayasuriya played till 42,” he added.

The last few months have been far from impressive for Indian cricket but Sehwag is sanguine as ever, the drubbings in England and Australia, and the Asia Cup exit, notwithstanding.

“It happens with every team across the world. There is also the home advantage which every team is taking now. Time will change for us.

“We beat Pakistan and Sri Lanka but lost to Bangladesh.

“They have the ability to beat any team,” he said.(PTI)