Out-of-favour India opener Virender Sehwag has said India’s upcoming tour to Sri Lanka will be a closely-fought affair but hoped the visitors would emerge on top in the three-Test rubber, starting August 12 in Galle.
“There are many young and talented players in the team and the contest is going to be a close one,” Sehwag said during a promotional event . India will play three Tests in Sri Lanka. The first Test begins at Galle on August 12, followed by two matches at Colombo, on August 20 and 28, respectively.
The flamboyant batsman from Delhi was apparently mobbed by his fans while he was taking a stroll in the city’s Ram Manohar Lohia park in Gomtinagar area. While there was a mad rush to take a selfie with the cricketer, some fans also raised slogans “Sehwag come back”.
The Indian cricket selectors while picking the team for Sri Lanka have over looked seniors Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. With the likes of Murali Vijay, K L Rahul , Shikhar Dhawan cementing their places in the team it is getting very tough for the likes of Sehwag and Gambhir to stage a comeback into the side . Moreover, their selection will depend largely on skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli’s rapport with Gambhir is frosty, hence the likeliness of Sehwag and Gambhir making a comeback is grim. Their latest exclusion could well mean curtains for their careers, until and unless the current favoured lot self-destructs, thus opening the doors for their return to the team.