Virender Sehwag checks in at MRF Pace Academy to seek Glenn McGrath's help

Media report says the Test opener, out of the national side since March 2013, has an eye on the tour of South Africa later this year.

updated: August 28, 2013 12:52 IST
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Two Indian discards are attempting different routes to reclaim their berths in Team India. While Gautam Gambhir is playing County cricket for Essex, Virender Sehwag believes in 'home' solutions. Sehwag has reportedly checked in at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai to hone his skills against pace bowling.

A report in a leading newspaper says Sehwag has quietly tuned up for training at the pace clinic that has former Australian pace great Glenn McGrath as its director of coaching. They may have had several 'duels' on the pitch, but McGrath is likely to play mentor for Sehwag this time.

The idea of turning up at the pace clinic is probably due to the fact that India will tour South Africa later this year and batsmen will surely be tested on seaming tracks. Sehwag, who will be 35 on October 20, has been on the sidelines since March 2013. The Delhi dasher has battled form and except for a 95 not out against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League in April, Sehwag has had little to show.

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