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Anything can happen in Pakistan: Sehwag

The statement was made after the former opener expressed his opinion regarding the eventual comeback of Sreesanth

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India’s former opening batsman Virender Sehwag has stated that “anything can happen in Pakistan,” when asked about the quick comeback made by fast-bowler Mohammad Amir into the international side — after facing a ban of five years for the spot-fixing scandal.

According to the Deccan Chronicle, the statement was made after Sehwag expressed his opinion regarding the eventual comeback of Indian pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, whose life-ban was reduced to seven years on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old believed that Sreesanth needed to play domestic cricket before he could think about a spot in the national side.

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Earlier, ESPNCricinfo reported the mind-set of Sreesanth through an interview. The fast-bowler was hopeful of a late comeback into the Indian side.

“I am a huge fan of Leander Paes to start with. For his age and fitness, he is showing the way (even) right now. So I should not give up. Even at 38, Ashish Nehra played the World T20 [2016],” said Sreesanth. “I am only 36. So I still have another year to make the comeback. I don’t think age is a factor.”

Sreesanth thanked his well-wishers and talked about his desire to play under the leadership of India’s prolific batsman Virat Kohli.

“I am extremely delighted with what I have heard now. Thanks to each one of my well-wishers who prayed for me and the prayers have been answered. I am 36 now and next year I will be 37. I have 87 Test wickets and my aim is I want to finish my career with 100 Test wickets. I am confident that I can return to the Indian Test team and always wanted to play under Virat Kohli,” he concluded.