Bangalore: Greg Chappell, who coached India between 2005 and 2007, has expressed his frustration with the way Virender Sehwag has squandered his "God-given talent", saying that Sehwag "wants the prize, but has been unwilling to pay the price".
Calling Sehwag "a loveable rogue", Chappell said that he was "the most gifted ball striker" he had seen. At the same time, Chappell was scathing in his criticism of Sehwag's "profligate" ways.
"To say that Viru (Sehwag) was one of the great frustrations of my time with the team is an understatement," he wrote, in an article published in The Hindu. "Sadly, he continues to disappoint and is in danger of squandering his God-given talent. The person who is least likely to be fazed by all of this is Virender himself."