John Wright Reveals Why Virender Sehwag Disliked Going To The Gym

John Wright Reveals Why Virender Sehwag Disliked Going To The Gym

Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh

Former Indian cricket coach John Wright was undoubtedly one of the best things to happen to them. Having served as their coach from 2000 to 2005, John Wright navigated the men in blue from choppy waters to a highly competitive side. Meanwhile, having shared a great bond with the Indian team during his tenure, John Wright revealed some anecdotes about Virender Sehwag.

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Sehwag, who retired from international cricket in 2015, was one of the greatest and the most destructive opening batsmen. His 14-year career yielded 8586 Test runs and 8273 ODI runs. Sehwag is also one of the only four batsmen to score two-triple centuries in Test cricket. Virender Sehwag’s career strike rate in 104 Tests was 82.23.

John Wright, Jasprit Bumrah, New Zealand vs India 2020,
John Wright (Photo: Twitter)

Coming to John Wright’s comments about the Delhi batsman, he disclosed a strange reason why Sehwag disliked going to the gym. In a conversation with Robert Key in Sky Sports Podcast, the former Kiwi cricketer conceded Sehwag thought that it was “too cold” in there. Furthermore, the 41-year old being a free-spirited cricketer, Wright simply instructed him to “play straight” before any game.

Virender Sehwag serving food to migrants amid COVID-19 pandemic:

Fast forward to the present, as the world battles the ongoing health crisis, Sehwag has played his part in assisting the poor in tough times. Two days ago, he took to Twitter and uploaded photos of himself along with his family, serving home-cooked food to the deprived people. Sehwag also requested his followers to donate and asked for his foundation’s help.