Sehwag should have played at Mohali: Gavaskar

The former Indian Test opener feels it only a "perception" that Sehwag is out of form. Sehwag's dismissal were due to killer balls and any batsman would have succumbed to those. Sehwag should have been given a longer rope.

updated: March 08, 2013 00:51 IST
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Former India opener Sunil Gavaskar is not surprised with the decision to drop Virender Sehwag from the remaining two Tests against Australia. He however told NDTV on Thursday that he thought the Delhi batsman could have been given another chance to play, especially on a flat surface in Mohali.

Sehwag has been woefully out of form and has just 27 runs to show from three innings played in the ongoing series. Gavaskar however said that conditions in Mohali – venue for the third Test – would have suited Sehwag's style of batting.

"I am not surprised with the decision that the selectors took. Sehwag has been short of runs. But with the class and the record that he has, one would have thought he would be given another game particularly looking at the surface in Mohali. The ball comes onto the bat quite nicely and it bounces just a little extra which is what Sehwag likes to bat on," Gavaskar said.

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