Swashbuckling batsman Virender Sehwag has decided to make a shift from Delhi to Haryana for the forthcoming domestic season. Sehwag will now be seen playing for the Haryana Cricket Association and seemed pretty excited about his move.
“I am really looking forward to playing for Haryana this domestic season. It is an exciting setup with a lot of youngsters in the side,” Sehwag said. “It will be nice to share the dressing room with a side that is bubbling with youth. I will be looking to share my experiences with them and hopefully shape some of their careers in the process. I also hope to score well for Haryana this domestic season. I would like to thank the DDCA for their support to me over the years and would particularly like to thank Mr. Arun Jaitley, who in his erstwhile role as the President of DDCA, guided and supported all the players and particularly me.”
HCA President Arvind Chowdhry said, “We are honoured that Viru has decided to represent our state association in domestic cricket. His contribution both on the field and in the dressing room has been superb. We are delighted and looking forward to a successful season ahead.”
HCA Secretary Anirudh Chaudhry too was eager to have someone like Sehwag in the Haryana side. “To have someone like Mr. Virender Sehwag will add a lot of experience to our young side. This is a team that is keen to perform and make a statement in the domestic season and Viru is just the right man to guide them. The team is bound to benefit from Viru’s leadership, experience and batting abilities. We look forward to having him in our side and start training with the team soon.”
Virender Sehwag has played 104 Tests for India with close to 8600 runs and 23 hundreds to his name.