Virender Sehwag keen to make a comeback

Indian opener Virender Sehwag said lack of fitness was not the reason of his failure in England Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: Sep 19, 2011

Out of action India s dynamic opening batsman Virender Sehwag has expressed his eagerness to make a comeback to international cricket.In an interview to The Hindu, the dashing opener was quoted as saying, “Yes, very, very bored. I am missing cricket.”

“The time away from cricket has taught me one big lesson. One should never neglect an injury. If you are playing the game at the highest level for over a decade, injuries are bound to follow at some point of time. One must listen to one’s body.”

Sehwag is following a rehabilitation program after the shoulder surgery.

When asked whether he was ready for the disastrous Test series in England, he replied, “I was very keen to play in England and thanks to the Board and the selectors; I could find a place in the team. I was batting-fit. I agree I could not do much on the tour. But then, I could have earned a King Pair even with the best of fitness level.”

Sehwag feels the time away from cricket has helped him to enjoy his life with family and is cherishing the time at home. “These days, my four-year-old son (Aaryavir) is teaching me how to count 1-2-3 besides making me write A-B-C-D honestly I am enjoying my time with my family.” His second son (Vedant) is one year old and keeps him busy too.

“Sometimes, like any normal father, I drop my son at school and also pick him up in the afternoon. Like everyone else, I park my car outside the school and wait for my son to come out. I go for post-dinner walks with my wife, spend time with my mother and walk to the nearby grocery to buy things,” said Sehwag.

Sehwag feels even today his idol Sachin Tendulkar inspires him on the field. He added, “Even after achieving everything that one can possibly dream of, Sachin remains so down to earth. What can I say about Sachin the cricketer?

“When I was in England recently for the Test series, he told me, ‘There is still so much to learn in cricket. And I am still learning’. Indeed, from Sachin, there is so much to learn for players like me.”