November 24, 2008

England in India 2008-09

Sehwag shuns astrology

Kanishkaa Balachandran

In an age when shirt numbers are mandatory for players in uniform, Virender Sehwag decides to bend the rules a bit. In the fourth one-dayer in Bangalore, Sehwag walked out with a numberless shirt and when questioned about it later, said he really didn’t see the big deal with numbers or the whole concept of astrology.

"I don't believe in astrology but my family members do,” he told PTI. “Too many people used to call up and pester me and my family to use different numbers. I was so fed up that I decided not to take their advice. We play Test matches without numbers and hence I don't use any number on my T-shirt."

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