Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag who recently applied for the post of Indian cricket team’s coach is currently in England for the ICC Champions Trophy and like always, is having a great time. Sehwag who is one of the leading candidates to be the next Indian coach had a dinner with his family on Friday and was joined by CAB president Sourav Ganguly and former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. The former Indian opener shared an image on his Twitter account with a caption that read as: “Blood makes you related. Love and loyalty makes you a family. Great time with the legends #SunnySir [Sunil Gavaskar] and Dada [Sourav Ganguly] with family.”
Gavaskar and Sehwag are in England in their capacity of being commentators while Ganguly is in the UK as a BCCI representative (member of the Cricket Advisory Committee). Sehwag’s 192 run partnership with then skipper Ganguly against England in the 2002 edition of the ICC tournament remains the highest first-wicket partnership. The 38-year old scored 126 from 104 balls included 21 fours and a maximum which set up an eight-wicket win over England.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 3, 2017
India will start its campaign against Pakistan on June 4. Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has backed Virat Kohli’s team to defeat their counterparts. “As a passionate Pakistan supporter, it’s natural that I would want my team to finish on the winning side against any team, and especially against India. However, recent history and the depth of the India squad gives it a slight edge heading into the game,” Afridi wrote in a recently published column on the International Cricket Council (ICC) website.
“Led by Virat Kohli, the Indians possess a formidable batting line-up that can flay any bowling attack on its day. Kohli’s credentials as a top-order batsman are known to all and he has played some memorable innings in the ODI format,” he added.