It's not the end of the road for Sehwag: Gavaskar

Mar 08, 2013, 07:26 IST | Agencies

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar backed Virender Sehwag and said the swashbuckling opener could have been given another chance

“The ball comes on to the bat nicely in Mohali and Sehwag likes to bat on such surfaces. So, I think he could have been given a chance for the third Test (from March 14),” Gavaskar told NDTV yesterday.

Sunil Gavaskar

The legendary batsman did not feel that Sehwag was out of form. “I don’t think this is the end of the road for him. He has got a 100 at the start of the season against England, scored a couple of 50’s. I think it’s just the perception, the way he goes about his cricket. I don’t think he is totally out of form. He is getting out to terrific deliveries. He got out to a beauty in Hyderabad, while in Chennai, the extra pace got the better of him,” Gavaskar said.

Former Aussie batsman Dean Jones however, felt it would be hard for Sehwag to stage a comeback.

“It’s going to be difficult for him to make a comeback. I am starting to worry for him now and, with the South Africa series coming up, it’s not going to be easy,” Jones told the same channel.  

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