April 2, 2009

India in New Zealand, 2008-09

Sehwag has no business leading a Test team

George Binoy

There may be no greater sight in the game than Virender Sehwag using his licence to thrill at the batting crease. But, to be honest, he should not be leading India. The job calls more often for a cerebral approach that may be beyond a cricketer whose approach to the game is on an entirely different plane, writes R Mohan on ESPNStar.

A skipper should be able to tell off his batsmen if he thinks they have not played responsibly. How can we expect Sehwag to have been able to convey this message when he took a swipe at Vettori soon after hitting him for six? And he did this when the only result India could realistically play for was a draw after having conceded more runs than water flowing down the Waikato.

For a spectator's account of the Napier Test, read Garth George's piece in the New Zealand Herald.


George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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