Sehwag is not finished: Sidhu

Apr 19, 2013, 08:37 IST | Sundari Iyer

While several experts believe that Virender Sehwag may not play for India again, Navjot Singh Sidhu, the former India opener, is confident that the Delhi dasher will make a comeback to international cricket soon

Sehwag was first dropped from the Test squad after failures in the first two matches against Australia. He was recently excluded from the list of 30 probables for the Champions Trophy in June. 

Kapil Dev and Amitabh Bachchan greet each other as Navjot Singh Sidhu looks on during an event in Mumbai yesterday. Pic/Satyajit Desai

Sidhu felt Sehwag has a couple of years of top-class cricket left in him. “Sehwag is a phenomenon. He is a miracle (man)… nothing is over (for him). Show me one batsman who started playing at No 7 and ended up opening the innings and scored 25 centuries at an average of over 50. Has anyone done that till date?

“Sehwag is an impact player and a match-winner for India. He is not finished. He still has a couple of years (of international cricket) ahead of him. It all depends on his self-belief,” Sidhu said on the sidelines of the launch of his online avatar ‘Sherry on Topp’ at a city hotel yesterday. Legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan were also present for the event. 

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