Former New Zealand captain John Wright coached the Indian team between 2000 and 2005. His working camaraderie with the then Indian captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly led Indian cricket to one of its most successful phases more so in terms of overseas performances.
Quite recently, during a Sky Sports Podcast, former England batsman Rob Key recalled an interaction he had with Wright. Rob Key revealed that upon asking Wright about how he managed to coach a free spirit like Virender Sehwag, the former New Zealand cricketer said that he simply instructs the opening batsman to “play straight” before any match.
The cricketer-turned-coach also told Key that Sehwag never wanted to visit the gym because he comically thought it was “too cold” in there. The former Indian coach then stated that even when he used to ask the destructive batsman to run on machines so that he can warm-up, Viru never used to believe him.
Sehwag, who retired from international cricket in 2015, is widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen of all-time. He is one of only four batsmen in the world to have registered two triple-centuries in Test cricket. Throughout his 14-year cricketing journey with the Indian team, Sehwag scored 8,586 runs at an average of 49.34 in 104 Tests and 8,273 runs in 251 ODIs at 35.05. He ended his Test career at a staggering strike-rate of 82.23.
Sehwag sends home-cooked food for migrant workers amid lockdown
Virender Sehwag is being lauded on social media after he revealed sending meals for migrant workers as coronavirus pandemic continues to cause havoc in the country.
Sehwag has uploaded the pictures of himself, along with his family, packing home-cooked food for the needy on Twitter. He also shared photographs of the food reaching the people. The former Indian opener has even urged his followers to donate and offered his foundation’s help as well.
“The satisfaction of cooking and packing food from the comfort of your own homes and courtesy the wonderful people at @udayfoundation distributing it to migrant labourers is the beauty of #GharSeSewa. If you would like to offer food seva for 100 people, please DM to @SehwagFoundatn,” Sehwag tweeted.
The satisfaction of cooking and packing food from the comfort of your own homes and courtsey the wonderful people at @udayfoundation distributing it to migrant labourers is the beauty of #GharSeSewa .If you would like to offer food seva for 100 people please DM to @SehwagFoundatn pic.twitter.com/Aar4INi64J
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 28, 2020