Sehwag was axed in the wake of his poor form in the ongoing series against Australia. "I'll be back" is what he said on twitter after he was not named in the 14-man Test squad.
The Indian captain made it clear that Murali Vijay, who scored 10 and six in the two innings, will continue at the opening slot.
Tendulkar (71 batting) and Virat Kohli (50 batting) were at the crease when stumps were drawn with India still trailing by 198 runs. The two have so far added 77 runs for the fourth wicket.
Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay will open the batting for Rest India in Sehwag's absence against Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium.
Delhi Daredevils' Sri Lankan batting import Mahela Jayawardena is relishing his role as an opener in the shorter form of the game, saying it gives him opportunities to go for the big shots at the start of an innings.
India's poor form in the CB series has left the national team selectors in a quandary for the selection of the team for the Asia Cup.
Here are striking points about Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag's ODI double centuries.
Stunned by the sheer brutality of Virender Sehwag's epic ODI double hundred, former Pakistani cricketers have lauded the Indian opener's "superb" hand-eye coordination with ex-captain Rameez Raja calling him the "King of entertainment".
Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes on Thursday said he was not surprised to see India's swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag scoring a record 219 in One-Day International.
Virender Sehwag is confident of being fit for the tour of England in July after undergoing shoulder surgery in London last week.
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