Virender Sehwag loved to watch Adam Gilchrist bat
Sehwag also talked about the attitude of the current Australian team.
Published - Oct 8, 2017 6:55 pm | Updated - Oct 8, 2017 6:55 pm
The former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has revealed that he used to love to watch Adam Gilchrist bat in the early 2000s. He has been very active after retiring and currently is a part of the Hindi commentary panel in the ongoing limited-overs series between India and Australia. The Nawab of Najafgarh has kept himself busy off the field and is also featuring on a news channel in their sports show as a cricket analyst.
Viru is known for his witty tweets and has been revealing some of the insights in the dressing room since the second season his show ‘Bol Viru Bol’ has commenced on Hotstar. The swashbuckling Indian opener talked about the difference between current and the previous Australian teams. He believes that there is no aggression in the team which is touring India for the 5-match ODI and 3-match T20I series.
Gilly knew when to walk
In his show ‘Bol Viru Bol’, during a chat with VVS Laxman another former Indian great, Sehwag pointed out that the previous Australian teams were totally different and had a lot of aggression in them. He specifically pointed out Gilchrist from that team in the early 2000s and termed him as the most dangerous batsman.
He also cleared that he loved to watch the wicketkeeper-batsman bat aggressively. The former Indian cricketer hailed Gilly for walking when he was out even if the umpire had given him not-out but also cheekily recalled a few incidents when he didn’t walk despite being out in the important matches for his side.
“First I would like to talk about Gilchrist. He was a terrific wicketkeeper-batsman and if I loved watching his batting every time. I always wanted to bat like him. Gilchrist is known to walk despite being given not-out by the umpire. But there are few incidents when he has not walked even after being out,” he stated.
“Once he was batting with Justin Langer and Pakistan was on the brink of winning the Test match. Gilchrist was out on one of the deliveries but he didn’t walk and the umpire had declared him not-out. Also in one of the World Cup semi-finals against Pakistan, he was dismissed but again didn’t walk. He also knew when to walk and when not to. He never walked in the important matches,” Viru said while smiling on the ‘walking’ incidents.