Virender Sehwag has already done what no Indian had before when he made it to 300 in Tests, twice. Outspoken and fearless, the fact that Sehwag took on the might of the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association should have come as no surprise. What was surprising though was that he got the better of them.
And he did it very skillfully. The Delhi skipper, whose anti-DDCA outburst created a storm, first called up former India captain Tiger Pataudi on Monday. He asked Pataudi to accompany him to DDCA president Arun Jaitley’s house that night, saying he needed the presence of Delhi’s seniormost cricketer.
What Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, who joined him for the meeting with Jaitley and DDCA general secretary Sneh Bansal, basically wanted was that Delhi selections be fair.
Jaitley said on Tuesday that Sehwag’s suggestions were reasonable and that there was no conflict with the DDCA.
Jaitley has long wanted to effect a change for the better in the DDCA. Sehwag’s crusade has probably given him the perfect opportunity to do so.