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