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Sehwag's sudden departure surprises all

Sehwag took India coach Kirsten's permission to go home.

Garima Dutt | |September 27, 2008, 10:08 AM IST
Sehwag's sudden departure surprises all

Vadodara: After filing a written complain against Rest of India seamer Munaf Patel for using abusive language during the on-going Irani Cup, Delhi skipper Virender Sehwag flew back to Delhi in a hurry on Friday night.

One expected the Delhi skipper to stay back while his team is battling out in the middle to save the match after being 113 for three in their second innings at the end of the third day's play, chasing 378 runs for victory, and his sudden decision to fly back home has surprised everyone present here.

However, Delhi team manager Manoj Kapoor said that Sehwag had taken the permission of India and Rest of India coach Gary Kirsten before flying home as the players were scheduled to report in Bangalore on September 29 for a short camp before the four-match Test series against Australia.

"His departure has got nothing to do with him filing a return complaint with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) match referee Rajender Jadeja. He has taken Kirsten's permission to go back for some personal reasons and will join the camp in Bangalore on September 29," Kapoor told on Saturday.

Former Indian stumper and Delhi coach Vijay Dhaiya said Sehwag was suffering from migraine and hence left Vadodara to take some rest in Delhi before flying back to Bangalore on September 28.

"Sehwag was suffering from migraine problem and left for Delhi after taking permission from the team management and also Indian coach Gary Kirsten," he said.

Meanwhile, Jadeja is expected to look into the written complaint, accusing Munaf of verbally abusing both Sehwag and Ishant Sharma, and decide about course of action after the match.

Delhi vice captain Gautam Gambhir is expected to appear before Jadeja in the absence of Sehwag.

It was also reliably learnt that the Delhi team was not happy with the hotel accommodation provided in Vadodara as they have been put up in a three star hotel while the Rest of India are staying in five star hotel in the city.

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