Sachin stopped me from retiring in 2007: Sehwag

NEW DELHI: Revealing that he wanted to retire at the top of his game, veteran batsman Virender Sehwag today said that it was iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who stopped him from calling it quits after the swashbuckling opener was dropped from the Indian team in 2007.
Sehwag finally retired on his 37th birthday on October 20, more than two-and-a-half years after his last appearance for the national cricket team.
“Every player wants to retire at the top of his international game. Had I also retired while playing international cricket, I could have given a retirement speech. But fate had something else in store for me,” Sehwag told ‘Zee News’.
“I was planning to retire in 2007 when dropped from the team but Tendulkar stopped me from doing so,” he added.
Sehwag’s career ended after he was dropped from the Indian squad following the second Test against Australia in March 2013 and could never find his way back.
The destructive opener rued that the selectors did not give him enough chances and dropped him after a few failures. (AGENCIES)


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