Revealed: Here is why Virender Sehwag announced retirement at 37!

Viru also disclosed that he once couldn’t see Shoaib Akhtar's delivery.  

Revealed: Here is why Virender Sehwag announced retirement at 37!

New Delhi: Two months ago, on his 37th birthday, swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag officially announced his retirement from international cricket via his Twitter account.

But the reason for announcing his retirement on his birthday is being disclosed on Wednesday.

While talking to Hindustan Times, Viru revealed his fixation with number 37.

“Because I thought it (37 yrs) was the perfect age to call time. Rahul Dravid retired at that age, so did VVS Laxman. Anil Kumble was around 37 when he took the call; Sourav Ganguly was also 37 when he retired,” told Sehwag to the newspaper.

Nawab of Najafgarh, who made his ODI debut on April 1, 1999 against Pakistan, also disclosed that he couldn’t see Shoaib Akhtar's delivery which trapped him in front of the wicket for one.

“I couldn’t see the ball, it was that quick. Shahid Nazir ki ball par edge lag gayi and jaise taise ek single mil gaya, but Shoaib was really quick.”  

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