New Delhi: Amid the recent disappointments, there’s a silver lining for cricketer Virender Sehwag. The First class season has come to an early end due to Delhi’s group stage exit from the Ranji Trophy and there’s more than a month to go before the domestic One-Day tournament Begins.
This intervening period has provided the opening batsman the time to focus on larger objectives. Through the Sehwag International School in Jhajjar, the 35-year-old has given himself the chance to make children’s lives better. While Sehwag is busy with his fitness regime that lasts three to four hours in the morning, he ensures he’s present for all the school events.
“I attend the school functions to motivate the children. I like to help them by talking to them,”says the cricketer.
Having made a career out of a particular sport, Sehwag envisages a better future for children who plan to follow his path.
“The Demand for sports is as high as it is for academics these days. Sports improves a child’s concentration. Children today are technology-friendly. They benefit from playing all sports at school.”
For someone who grew up when there was relatively little guidance and emphasis on fitness, Sehwag could be forgiven for feeling envious of the facilities provide to children at his school. But the batsman stayed fit as a youngster thanks to his relentless involvement with the sport.
“I played all sports, Although i had little guidance, my interest in playing everything helped me remain fit. I Played sports according to seasons-so I played football, cricket and badminton at different times during the year.”
But it was cricket where Sehwag discovered excellence of a much higher degree. Despite his illustrious career, apprehensions over the technique of this instinctive batsman have never failed him. But what does Sehwag have to say to youngster who plan to improve their technique in this age of T-20 cricket?
“Their technique will improve if children play a lot of cricket. Once their technique is honed, they can adapt to any form of cricket,”