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Virender Sehwag to retire from international cricket ‘soon’

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Oct 20, 2015 01:55 AM IST

Batting legend Virender Sehwag on Monday said he will soon retire from international cricket, nearly two-and-a-half years after he last played for India.

Batting legend Virender Sehwag on Monday said he will retire soon from international cricket, nearly two-and-a-half years after he last played for India.

Sehwag has been a part of two World Cup winning teams under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership --- 2007 World T20 in South Africa and the ICC Cricket World Cup in India.(HT File Photo)
Sehwag has been a part of two World Cup winning teams under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership --- 2007 World T20 in South Africa and the ICC Cricket World Cup in India.(HT File Photo)

The explosive batsman, who currently captains Haryana in Ranji trophy, first dropped a hint as he confirmed his participation in next year’s Masters Champions League 2020, where only retired cricketers can play.

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Later, in a video chat with ‘The Quint’ Sehwag confirmed that he will soon make an official announcement.

“Yes I will retire soon from international cricket, I will announce it officially and you people will get to know that,” Sehwag told the news portal.

Sehwag said he will not play the IPL once he quits international cricket

The former Indian opener revealed that he was planning to retire along with his contemporary Zaheer Kahan, but the pacer went ahead and made the announcement last week.

Sehwag was present at the launch ceremony of the veterans 2020 league in Dubai alongside Brian Lara, Graeme Smith and Azhar Mahmood. When asked how he could play, as MCL is a retired cricketers’ league, Sehwag quipped “If I am not retired I will not play. I will go back to India and announce my retirement.”

MCL is supposed to be played in February next year, which means that Sehwag will complete his Ranji Trophy commitments with Haryana before joining the veterans’ league.

In a glorious international career spanning over 12 years, Sehwag played 104 Tests scoring 8586 runs at an impressive average of 49.34, hitting 23 centuries and 32 half-centuries.

He is the only triple centurion in Tests for India having scored a quickfire 309 against Pakistan at Multan, which also is an Indian record. He is also one of those rare batsmen to have scored two triple ton with his next one (319) coming against South Africa.

In 251 ODIs, he accumulated 8273 runs at an average of 35.05 and scored 15 hundreds apart from hitting 38 fifties. In 19 Twenty20 Internationals, he managed 394 runs with two half-centuries.

He has been a part of two World Cup winning teams under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership --- 2007 World T20 in South Africa and the ICC Cricket World Cup in India.

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