Sehwag gets the backing of former BCCI secretary

The outspoken Jaywant Lele has called for Sehwag's return to the national fold despite his poor run of late, adding that the Delhi batsman's record speaks volumes of his ability.

updated: March 12, 2013 13:43 IST
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Mumbai: Former BCCI secretary Jaywant Lele wants discarded Indian opener Virender Sehwag to be recalled and made an integral part of the Indian team in all three formats of the game for his match-winning abilities.

"He is a batsman who has scored two triple hundreds and one near triple hundred in Test cricket. He's a match-winner and according to me Sehwag should be in the Indian team in all three forms of the game as long as he is fit and available," said Lele, at the CCI on Monday, while delivering the keynote address of the "Legends Club" on the 98th birth anniversary of former captain Vijay Hazare.

The outspoken former official claimed how he had played a role in Sehwag getting a firm foothold in the Indian team through the ODIs early on in the Delhi dasher's career.

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