Nothing is over for Sehwag, says Sidhu

Updated: April 18, 2013, 11:56 PM IST
Nothing is over for Sehwag, says Sidhu

Mumbai: England great Geoffrey Boycott might have written him off, but the out-of-form Virender Sehwag on Thursday received support from former India opener Navjot Singh Sidhu, who said the opener was far from finished.

"Sehwag is a phenomena. He is a miracle. Nothing is over. Sehwag is an institution." Sidhu said of the out-of-favour India player. "Sehwag is an impact player. Match winner, I don't think he is finished. He has got another couple of years left in him. If he has the desire, he can put the world on his side. He has the ability," he told reporters during the launch of his website, 'Sherry on Topp'.

Boycott had recently said Sehwag was unlikely to play for India again and that the opener will "sadly fade away". Sehwag was dropped for the last two Tests against Australia in March and was also excluded from the list of 30 probables for the Champions Trophy.

In eight Test matches since April 2012, he has managed to score just 408 runs at an average of 31.38, with 117 being his best. In six ODIs, in the same period, he scored 183 runs at an average of 30.5 and was dropped for the series against England. His last ODI century was the double hundred against the West Indies in December 2011.

First Published: April 18, 2013, 11:56 PM IST

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