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Virender Sehwag breaks silence on his son’s participation in the Indian T20 League

Virender Sehwag played for and Dehi and Punjab in the Indian T20 League
Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag (Source:Twitter)

Virender Sehwag has been one of the greatest opening batters in Indian Cricket history He has had a wonderful career in Tests and ODIs for India. He has also had a distinguished career in the Indian T20 League. Sehwag has scored 2728 runs at an average of 27.55 and at a strike rate of 155.44. He has scored two hundreds and 16 fifties.

Following the illustrious steps of his father, Sehwag’s son, Aryavir Sehwag, has found a place in the U16 squad in the Delhi Team. He has also stated that he has aspirations of playing in the Indian T20 league in future. Recently, Star Sports made an event to celebrate 15 years of the Indian T20 League, which was attended by Sehwag, Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh.

The Indian T20 League helps you get noticed-  Virender Sehwag

“The Indian T20 League has benefited young talent the most. Earlier, nobody got noticed for Ranji Trophy performances and hence couldn’t make it to the Indian team. But now, if you perform well in the Indian T20 League and you showcase your talent, then immediately, you get an opportunity to play for the Indian team. Because of the Indian T20 League, so many children from smaller states of the country have started taking cricket seriously and try their best to participate in the Indian T20 League and strive hard for it. For example, my son is 15 years old and is already working hard to get a chance to play in the Indian T20 League,” Sehwag said in a press conference at the same event.

Sehwag has played for the likes of Delhi and Punjab in the Indian T20 League. He played his last season in 2014 where he helped Punjab reach their first-ever final in the Indian T20 League against Kolkata. However, they lost the tournament that year. He later went on to coach Punjab as well. The veteran cricketer was famous for his easy approach with the bat of hitting out or getting out.

The Indian T20 League will return to its original home-and-away format in the 2023 edition. The last edition was entirely played in Maharashtra at the Wankhede Stadium, DY Patil Stadium, Brabourne and Pune. The League will also have a women’s version of the same that will start this year in March. The auction for the women’s league recently concluded.

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