Sehwag denies asking for T20 rest

An unnamed BCCI official had said the Delhi dasher wanted to be left out of India's games.

Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to deny that he had asked the BCCI to leave him out of India's forthcoming T20 internationals.

A section of the media had earlier quoted an unnamed BCCI official as saying that Sehwag had told the board that he wants to concentrate on Tests and ODIs.

“He has informed the board that he doesn’t want to play T20 Internationals anymore and would like to concentrate on the longer versions. He cited fitness and the rigours of T20 cricket as the reason behind his decision,” the official was quoted as saying.

When asked if being rested for the World T20 match against England and being dropped in the subsequent match against Australia was a reason behind the decision, the official rubbished it.

“He is experienced enough to realise the needs of the team and he isn’t someone who would question the decision of the team management. Only a self-centred player would do that,” he said.

But Sehwag trashed the report. "Another baseless story being run! I have not requested to be rested for any match in any format of the game! Fingers crossed, raring to go!" he said on Twitter.

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