Mumbai: Former India opener Virender Sehwag revealed how he tried to imitate the legendary batsman and his longtime opening partner Sachin Tendulkar whom he first played in the 1992 World Cup. Saw it on TV while batting in the cup.
Sehwag used to copy Sachin
Sehwag said, ‘Cricket is played on the field but a lot can be learned. If I give my example, I started watching cricket from the 1992 World Cup and at that time I used to try to imitate Sachin’s batting.
He said, ‘How did he make straight drives or hit backfoot punches. I learned a lot by watching it on TV in 1992.
We didn’t have these facilities: Sehwag
Former India opener and Sehwag along with Sehwag said at the launch of the CricGuru app, “In today’s time you have videos of your favorite cricketers like AB de Villiers, Brian Lara, Chris Gayle or Virender Sehwag or anyone else. Videos were not available in our time’.
Sehwag said, ‘In our time, there was no such facilities that could be learned by talking to anyone online or by subscribing to videos. Had it been so, I would have definitely done it and would have learned better.
Emphasizing on both the mental and technical aspects of the game, Sehwag said, “The mental aspect is important and we have launched this app keeping that in mind. After that we will talk about the technique of cricket.