New Delhi: Virender Sehwag is considered one of the most explosive openers of Team India. Veeru was given the opportunity of opening by the then captain Sourav Ganguly, but very few people are aware of this that someone else was behind it.
‘Thanks to Grandpa’
Virender Sehwag thanked Sourav Ganguly and former pacer Zaheer Khan for their success in the TV show ‘Dadagiri Unlimited’.
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Zaheer approached Ganguly
Virender Sehwag told that even though Sourav Ganguly got him the opening, Zaheer Khan approached captain Ganguly for this.
Grandfather openly supported
Virender Sehwag says that Sourav Ganguly selected him against Zimbabwe in the year 2000. Dada gave him many opportunities and openly supported him.
Veeru used to abuse Zaheer
Virender Sehwag said, ‘I would have abused Zaheer Khan, because because of him I was sent for the opening, I think if I did not get so many opportunities, I might not have become such a big player.