Despite being shown the door from the Indian cricket team last year after a string of dismal performances, Delhi batsman Virender Sehwag remains upbeat about a recall to the national team. The Nawab of Najabgargh plans to continue playing with the same attacking style he is known for, when the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League kicks off in the United Arab Emirates from April 16.
Sehwag, who was bought by Kings XI Punjab at the 2014 Indian Premier League Players' Auction for Rs 3.2 crore, has been in good touch lately for Delhi's domestic side along with his former Team India opening partner Gautam Gambhir. He smashed 67 runs off 35 balls to lead Delhi to a six-wicket win over Punjab in a Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy match on April 4. Earlier on March 26, with his 97-ball 109, Sehwag led Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to a comfortable six-wicket win over Durham in a Champion County Test match in Abu Dhabi.
"Last season I did not score runs; but if I do well in the IPL, I may get a chance to come back in the national team. It depends on my performance," Sehwag said a few days back.