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Sehwag could have scored a 300 in Mohali: Hayden

Virender Sehwag’s axing from the Indian squad for the third and fourth Test would make Australia ‘happy’ and the struggling opener, according to Matthew Hayden, could have broken his run of poor scores with a ‘triple ton’in Mohali.

‘Personally, I think the Aussies would be happy. Sehwag is unpredictable perfect! Next Test could have been 300!’ Hayden wrote on his Twitter page. Sehwag has scored just 27 runs in his three innings during the ongoing series.

But the former Aussie opener felt sorry for Sehwag after hearing the news about his axing. ‘Very sorry to hear that Virender Sehwag has been dropped for next Test. He is my top 4 entertaining batsman to watch of all time,’ he further tweeted. Hayden said Sehwag is a player of that ilk for whom ‘form is temporary, class is permanent’.

‘He may be out of form, but as they say ‘form is temporary, class is permanent’ and I believe Sehwag is in that list. I will be very surprised if Sehwag does not work his way back into the side. Sehwag is one of those players I would love to pay to see him playing,’ he added.


Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels that Virender Sehwag could have been given another chance keeping in mind the batting-friendly pitch in Mohali, which will host the third Test against Australia from March 14.  ‘The ball comes onto the bat nicely in Mohali and Sehwag likes to bat on such surfaces. So, I think he could have been given a chance in Mohali for the third Test,’ Gavaskar said on Thursday.  Gavaskar is of the opinion that the out-of-form Sehwag would stage a comeback.

‘I don’t think this is the end of the road for him. He has got a 100 at the start of the season against England, scored a couple of 50’s. I think it’s just the perception, the way he goes about his cricket. I don’t think he is totally out of form,’ Gavaskar said.
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