There is a serious need for the player to go back to his coaching manual and rectify these error quickly along with some minor ones as well. It is now or never for Sehwag. With the Indian team scheduled to play some crucial away tours in South Africa, England and New Zealand, Sehwag's batting techniques could be fully exploited under swinging conditions, so the BCCI may groom some players for the future to handle such conditions.
With players like Murli Vijay performing in the domestic circuit as well as international Test matches, he would love to cement his place as an Indian opener. If Vijay comes up with good scores in third and the fourth Test match against Australia, he is sure to be on the flight for the South African tour, which is scheduled to start in November. Sehwag's non-performance and his age, 34, are two important reasons to suggest Sehwag's comeback a difficult task, but not impossible. The players fitness also becomes a problem at such an age.
The Nawab of Najafgarh has vowed to fight back to find a place in the Indian team, but the road back is not going to an easy one for Virender Sehwag. He needs to prove himself in domestic cricket, but the Indian domestic season is over and he will have to wait for some time. One can say that the player is virtually out of the South African tour, as the last the Ranji season is over and the new would begin close to the start of the South African tour.
But, not all is lost for the swashbuckling Indian opener. There is one last option. The Indian opener needs to keep his fingers crossed so that he would be picked for the Indian ODI team, where he stands a chance to prove himself. The Indian team is not scheduled to play any Test matches before November against the Proteas, so the ODI format is the only route for Sehwag to make a comeback into the Test side. Starting June to October 2013, India would play three ODI series – Champions Trophy, India-Zimbabwe series and the India-Australia series. This could be Sehwag's last chance to regain the faith of the Indian selectors, else it might signal the end of his cricket career for India.
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