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New experience for Viru

india Updated: Jan 12, 2009 23:31 IST

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Virender Sehwag on Monday had cricketing experience of a different kind and the swashbuckling India opener was overwhelmed by the ambience at the capital’s high-security Tihar jail in New Delhi.

“I am overwhelmed by the atmosphere here. Today, I have first hand experience of how jail inmates spend their lives here,” he said. “After coming here my perception of a jail has changed. The inmates here roam freely and they play fantastic cricket,” said Sehwag who was the chief guest in the final of a Twenty20 cricket tournament for jail inmates.

Asked what he learnt from his experience, Sehwag said he was overwhelmed to see inmates from all over the country and abroad playing cricket here.

“It is wonderful to see inmates playing cricket. I think even the refreshment we had was prepared by them,” he said.

India discard Murli Kartik and Delhi Ranji player Shikhar Dhawan too attended the function.