NEW DELHI: Exactly 10 years ago today, Virender Sehwag joined the club of India’s batting greats when he raced to the first triple hundred scored by an Indian in Test cricket.
Since that day in Multan, Indian cricket has seen a sea change. And as he battles to get back into the Indian team, a wiser Sehwag doesn’t mind conceding he has done little to earn a comeback and that Indian cricket should stick with fresh faces.
“I was given a lot of chances when I was young. I used to fire in one or two instances out of 10 hits. Yet, the team management stuck with me and only then the consistency came in. The same holds for the likes of Shikhar Dhawan. He shouldn’t be under pressure after a few failures. Amit Mishra is also a good bowler and now that he has got his chances, he has started performing. Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma have it in them to break my record of scoring triple hundreds. New faces should be given more time,” said the 35-year-old, firm in his opinion during the launch of a junior cricket tournament initiated by the Sehwag International School.