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'I have to start from the scratch'

Keen to make a comeback in the Indian team, Virender Sehwag is not lamenting over missing the Twenty20 captaincy.

cricket Updated: Sep 10, 2007 14:18 IST

Pre-occupied with his plans for a return to the Indian cricket team, Virender Sehwag had no time to lament missing the captaincy that could have well come his way.

"I am not worried about missing out on captaincy," said Sehwag.

Sehwag, who was India's vice-captain before being axed from the side, is part of the South Africa-bound 15-member team which has Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain.

Earlier also, Sehwag hailed Dhoni's appointment and said, "It's wonderful to have Dhoni as the captain. Everyone knows he is a match-winner and has a great knowledge of the game. He has done a brilliant job behind the stumps too. I hope he does well as captain also and my wishes are with him."

Personally, Sehwag is considering the tournament as a golden opportunity to strike form and return to the ODI squad.

"Last four months have been tough. I have spent many sleepless nights. I have to start from the scratch and this is a new beginning for me," Sehwag told a private TV channel.

"Twenty20 world championship is a great opportunity for me to come back (to Indian team)," he said.

Sehwag's insipid form saw him dropped from the side before the Indian team set on its UK tour and Dhoni was subsequently named the new vice-captain.

Cooling his heels in the sidelines, Sehwag was not ready to dwell on his omission either and said, "I was dropped because I didn't make the most of my chances."

First Published: Sep 04, 2007 21:31 IST