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Video | Sehwag Exclusive: Told Zaheer We Should Retire Together

The Quint speaks exclusively to Virender Sehwag in Dubai and he clarifies on his retirement reports.

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India’s big-hitting match-winning former opener, Virender Sehwag has announced his decision to “retire soon” from international cricket.

The 36 year old attended an event in Dubai for the announcement of next year’s Masters Champions League 2020. The tournament in meant for retired international stars and has confirmed participation from Brian Lara, Wasim Akram and Graeme Smith.

With Sehwag sitting in the panel, the understanding was that he would automatically be putting an end to his international career. However, while speaking to The Quint, he said he would be making an official announcement “soon”.

I am going to retire soon from international cricket, I will officially announce it soon and then I can take part in this tournament. The moment I will retire from international cricket, I will not play IPL as well. I will only play the MCL.
– Virender Sehwag to The Quint

The former opener last played for India when he took the field in a Test match against Australia in March 2013. We asked him if he would miss international cricket.

I have not been playing for the last couple of years, I have missed international cricket. But now that I have decided to retire soon. I am happy with my career.
– Virender Sehwag to The Quint

Sehwag even added that he told Zaheer Khan to wait a little to announce his retirement so both the 2011 World Cup winners could walk into the sunset together.

I told Zaheer to wait for a couple of days so we both could retire together but he announced early, before me. Coming days, I will announce my retirement.
– Virender Sehwag to The Quint

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