Mumbai: Virender Sehwag denied reports of any rift or problems with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during India's dismal cricket tour of Australia, he flew the rumours saying that the media was exaggerating.
Reports of the rift in the squad surfaced after the team management introduced the rotation policy for Sachin Tendulkar,Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir - during the triangular series Down Under, a move which sparked off a heated debate on its merits.
The first signs of differences came into the open when Sehwag's Test opening partner Gambhir took a dig at Dhoni for not finishing the matches early enough with the skipper retorting that it was a matter of perception. Dhoni then had publicly criticised the fielding abilities of the trio saying they were not being played together as they were relatively slow.
But Sehwag, who has been rested for the Asia Cup seems to be talking as if all tables have turned, the 'Sultan' of Multan denied of any such episode and said that Dhoni has never made any comment like that.
Another sad episode in Indian cricket's history is that of Rahul Dravid's retirement from International and domestic cricket. Virender Sehwag on Friday paid tribute to Rahul Dravid, saying the Bangalore stalwart's performance would be sorely missed, as nobody could possibly match him.
In the times, where every player is being questioned, Sehwag admits that Dravid left the game on his own terms and conditions.Sehwag also said the retired batsman held a special place in his heart.
Cricket's good boy, Rahul Dravid ended his Test career with 13,288 runs -- behind only Tendulkar (15,470 in 188 Tests) -- from 164 matches, with 36 hundreds and 63 half centuries at an average of 52.31, the 270 against Pakistan being his highest score. He scored 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs with 12 hundreds.
By Indian Sports News