Virender Sehwag has come up with a cryptic tweet as he has expressed his wish to become an Indian team selector. Viru took to Twitter and wrote Mujhe Selector banna hai… Kaun mujhe mauka dega? (I want to become a selector. Who will give me a chance?).
Read Sehwag's tweet here:
The current selection panel consists of chief selector MSK Prasad and the likes of Devang Gandhi, Sharandeep Singh, Jatin Paranjpe and Gagan Khoda.
While it is still unknown whether the former Indian vice-captain is bluffing or whether he really means it, but nonetheless, here's what the netizens had to tell the ex-Delhi cricketer.
Sehwag had made his international debut in 1999 and hung up his boots in 2015. During his more than one-and-a-half decade career, he has represented India in 104 Tests and 251 One Day Internationals. He was a part of many of Team India's historic wins which include the famous Natwest tri-series triumph in 2002, the unforgettable Pakistan tour in 2003/04, ICC World T20 2007, The tri-series win in Australia in 2007/08, being a part of the Indian squad which reached at the summit of the ICC Test rankings in 2009 and winning the World Cup in 2011.
Post his retirement, the former explosive batsman has excelled as a commentator and as an expert analyst of the game since the last few years with his good sense of humour, He also entertains the fans with his sense of humour on social media as well.
Apart from a remarkable cricketing career as well as a successful commentary stint, the 40-year-old also served as a mentor with the IPL team Kings XI Punjab in three seasons in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively.
That's right. As we have looked at Sehwag's illustrious career, let us understand how the current selectors have performed as players.
1. MSK Prasad: The wicket-keeper batsman has featured in six Tests and 17 One Day Internationals between 1998 to 2000.
2. Devang Gandhi: The former batsman has enjoyed a short span in Indian cricket with four Tests and three ODIs between 1999-2000.
3. Sharandeep Singh: The ex- specialist off-spinner could not enjoy too much success at the international level either as he played only three Tests and five ODIs from 2000- 2003.
4. Jatin Paranjpe: The southpaw represented India in four ODI's in the year 1998. An injury-marred Paranjpe could not make too much impact thereafter.
5. Gagan Khoda: The right-handed batsman had just played a couple of One Day Internationals for Team India in 1998.