Hoping to Strike Form in Champions League T20, Says Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag enjoyed a good season with Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014, scoring 455 runs in 17 innings.

Updated: September 04, 2014 15:44 IST
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Virender Sehwag turned back the clocks with a scintillating century in IPL 2014
Virender Sehwag scored 455 runs in 17 innings in IPL 2014.


Indian opener Virender Sehwag says he wants to carry forward his good form from the last edition of Indian Premier League to the upcoming Champions League T20 which will be held in September. (Also read: All-Rounder Ravichandran Ashwin to be conferred with Arjuna award)

"I hope to do well (in the Champions League). I have started practising at my own academy (in Jhajjhar, Haryana). I am regularly having nets and doing my training there. I will be training there till September 10 after which I will be joining the squad (Kings XI Punjab) for the tournament," said Sehwag, who refused to entertain any questions on cricket at announcement of Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) Half-Marathon commemorating the 75th anniversary of the force. (England vs India: Batman mask inspires Stuart Broad at the Oval)

"The officers and jawans of CRPF have sacrificed a lot for the nation. It's an honour to be associated with this event. If I am there in Delhi on October 12 (Race-Day), I will be glad to come here and cheer the participants," Sehwag said. (Cook right man to lead England, I was wrong about him: Michael Vaughan)

When someone asked if he has ever taken part in a half-marathon or cross-country, Sehwag gave a typical reply, "We don't need to run 5-6 kms even in a Test match. So till date, I have not run 21 kms at a stretch. But may be I will do that after retirement."

Had he not been a cricketer, what were his other career options, Sehwag said, "Farmer. My father was a farmer and we have had some farming land in Haryana. Maybe, I would have followed his footsteps and become a farmer."

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